PM ratchets up immigration targets to boost recovery from pandemic

October 31, 2020

By Financial Post |

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is looking to attract 401,000 new permanent residents next year, part of an ambitious plan to spur Canada’s economic recovery by bringing in workers.

The new targets, unveiled on Friday by Immigration Minister Marco Mendicino, represent an increase of 50,000 people from the pre-Covid goal of 351,000 announced in March.

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