Federal government launches national conversation on immigration

July 5, 2016

By Canadian Immigration |

The Government of Canada is asking Canadians about what they think immigration means for Canada, and how Canada can continue to grow through immigration.

Starting today until August 5, 2016, Canadians can get involved by providing an on-line written submission. Other consultation activities include cross-Canada roundtable discussions led by the Minister and Parliamentary Secretary, stakeholder engagement by departmental officials; and public opinion research.

“Canada’s strength lies in its diversity. Our diversity is closely tied to immigration and is a valued part of Canada’s story — we are asking Canadians to help us write the next chapter,” according to the Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada press release.

The feedback gathered from Canadians will be used to help guide decisions on how many people Canada will welcome in the coming years and the future of immigration in Canada.

“The Government of Canada is committed to an immigration system that supports Canada’s diversity and helps grow our economy as it strengthens our society. This is an ambitious undertaking that will help determine the way forward on immigration to Canada.”
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