It is predicted by the immigration minister of Canada – Ahmed Hussen, that the country will garner almost same number of immigrants in the upcoming year 2018 as it welcomed warmly in 2017. The minister in an interview with CBC radio show stated his view on immigration level and plan for Canada in the year 2018 corresponding with the release of Immigration Levels Plan 2018 by the Government. Although higher number of immigrant will surely be welcomes he remained firm in commenting – “Three hundred thousand is now our new normal. As a government we went from 260,000 to 300,000 because of the need to meet the demands of Canadian families who wanted to reunite with their loved ones. But also employers who are asking us to allow them to continue to use immigration more and more as a way to meet their growth needs.”
Minister Ahmed Hussen stated the same figure of 300,000 as the baseline number as annual target for new immigrants to enter into the country for year forward few months back as well. Keeping in mind the need of the country under economic sphere, he reported that most of the immigrants will garner their permanent residency through economic class as well. Canada’s internationally-lauded economic immigration system has made way towards demand favoring model of Express Entry program that is perfect in term of inviting candidates on the basis of their CRS (Comprehensive Ranking System) score. Invited candidates have 90 days to apply, with the government aiming to process the majority of applications within six months.