ACHIEV­ING IM­MI­GRA­TION QUOTA ‘DOUBT­FUL’

Calgary Herald - - CANADA -

It’s “doubt­ful” Canada will reach its im­mi­gra­tion quota for 2020, the House of Com­mons im­mi­gra­tion com­mit­tee heard this week.

The Deputy Min­is­ter of Im­mi­gra­tion, Refugees and Ci­ti­zen­ship said it’s un­likely the coun­try will meet its ear­lier plan to ad­mit a near-record 341,000 peo­ple this year.

“We’ll have a bet­ter update in the fall,” Ca­t­rina Tap­ley said.

“I think it’s safe to say it is doubt­ful we are go­ing to meet 341,000.”

Im­mi­gra­tion Min­is­ter Marco Men­di­cino, pic­tured, had pro­posed to raise quo­tas to 341,000 this year and 351,000 in 2021.

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