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Supporting Canada’s COVID-19 Resilience and Recovery Through Robust Immigration Policy and Programs (2021)

Posted on:
August 20, 2021

Overview

"The importance of immigration for Canada will continue to grow and be an integral component of the country’s post-COVID-19 recovery. To succeed, it is essential to take stock, to re-evaluate Canada’s immigration and integration policies and programs, and to expand Canada’s global leadership in this area. The authors offer insights and recommendations to reinvigorate and optimize Canada’s  immigration program over the next decade and beyond."

Findings

The report provides a set of recommendations for action by the federal and provincial/territorial governments in these categories:

Immigration Policy

  • Immigration Levels and Admissions
  • Family Reunification
  • Francophone Immigration
  • Regionalization
  • Two-Step Immigration
  • International Students
  • Temporary Foreign Workers
  • Agricultural Workers
  • Resettled Refugees and Refugee Claimants
  • Migrant Detention and Deportation

The Settlement and Integration of Immigrants and Refugees

  • The Economic Impact of the Pandemic on Immigrants and the Potential for Long-Term Scarring
  • Health Care Workers
  • Public Attitudes
  • Settlement Sector

Canada’s Global Leadership in Immigration Policies and Programs

Supporting Canada’s COVID-19 Resilience and Recovery Through Robust Immigration Policy and Programs (2021)

Summary

The importance of immigration for Canada will continue to grow and be an integral component of the country’s post-COVID-19 recovery. To succeed, it is essential to take stock, to re-evaluate Canada’s immigration and integration policies and programs, and to expand Canada’s global leadership in this area.
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