Canadian government set to unveil multi-year immigration plan, CBC News

The Liberal government will release its 2018 immigration plan today, and it will break from the tradition of a one-year plan in favour of a multi-year forecast.

The targets for economic migrants, refugees and family members will be tabled in the House of Commons this afternoon, and Immigration Minister Ahmed Hussen will hold a news conference in Toronto at 3:45 p.m. ET to answer questions on the plan.

Hussen told CBC News the number for 2018 will not dip below what he called the “new normal” of 300,000 newcomers that was set in 2017.

He said immigration is a “big tool” to power Canada’s economy and address demographic challenges, including those in Atlantic Canada, at a time of falling fertility and an aging population.

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