Immigration to Canada hits record high in 2010

Admissions are 6% higher than planned, according to minister

Canada welcomed a record number of immigrants in 2010, according to a report by Immigration Minister Jason Kenney. The report indicates that 280,636 new permanent residents were admitted—the highest reported number in over 50 years.”Canada’s post-recession economy demands a high level of economic immigration to keep our economy strong,” said Kenney. The immigration minister also noted that the swell of immigration will reduce wait times for other applicants and help meet labour market needs.

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