Canada’s immigration ministers plan for future after coronavirus
July 30, 2020
By CIC News |
Following their meeting on Friday, Canada’s federal and provincial immigration ministers affirmed their commitment to welcoming immigrants to support economic recovery after the COVID-19 pandemic.
Canada’s immigration ministers see immigration as a crucial step to supporting the country’s post-coronavirus economic recovery.
The ministers responsible for immigration met online last Friday, July 24, to discuss the impacts of coronavirus on the Canadian immigration system.
Canada has ten provinces and three territories. Every province and territory other than Nunavut has a bilateral agreement with the federal government. The bilateral agreements enable the provinces and territories to operate their own immigration programs to welcome economic class immigrants.
In addition to these agreements, the two levels of government have regular meetings like this most recent one to discuss current issues in immigration and plan for the future. On Friday, the ministers agreed to push forward with a “strong immigration system.”