The large number of immigrants entering Canada in the last two years can be attributed to the great consensus supporting immigration. This positive attitude towards Canadian immigration is evident in that all three major political parties in the country support it. At the same time, they put actions in place to minimize the bureaucratic processes that slow immigration.
According to Canadian Visa Professionals, Canada is not just open to accepting newcomers, but the government is doing all it can to admit more immigrants each year. At a press conference some months back, the Canadian Immigration Minister, Sean Fraser, stated that the country has plans to surpass its goal of offering permanent residency to over 430,000 people this year.
Canada Immigration Support in Comparison with Other Countries
Germany and Britain have experienced immigration flows similar to Canada’s in recent years. The pace of new arrivals in these nations has resulted in a popular negative reaction. As a result, anti-immigrant parties are rising and getting more influential in Germany. Also, this backlash is contributing to the exit vote in the U.K.
On the other hand, in Canada, the opposition to immigration is getting reduced as the rate of immigration increases, said Canadian Visa Professionals. Based on one survey, Canadians who are not in support of the high levels of immigration have declined from 49% to 39% since 2018.
The Prime Minister’s Support for Immigration
The Liberal Party of Justin Trudeau, Canada’s Prime Minister, supports immigration greatly. With firm backing from the New Democratic Party, he has made immigration a vital part of its economic program. With this step, there is hope to address post-pandemic labour shortages.