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The government of Canada has revealed a plan to welcome 1,450,000 migrants between 2023 and 2025, aiming to address the issue of labor shortage.

All Nigeria Latest News reports that on Wednesday, Sean Fraser, Canada’s Minister of Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship, unveiled the 2023-2025 immigration.

The plan embraces immigration as a strategy to assist businesses in finding workers and attract the skills needed in key sectors.

The Canadian economy is currently grappling with significant labour market shortages, leading to uncertainty for businesses and workers, as highlighted by the immigration ministry.

The immigration plan is anticipated to address the social and economic challenges that Canada is likely to encounter in the coming decades.

The Canadian government hopes to bring in 465,000 permanent residents in 2023; 485,000 in 2024; and 500,000 in 2025.

In 2021, Canada welcomed over 405,000 newcomers, the most in a single year.

“Our plan has a focus on economic growth. By the third year of this plan, 60 per cent of new immigrants will be admitted under economic immigration categories,” Fraser said.

“Last year, we welcomed the most newcomers in a single year in our history.

“This year’s immigration levels plan will help businesses find the workers they need, set Canada on a path that will contribute to our long-term success, and allow us to make good on key commitments to vulnerable people fleeing violence, war and persecution.”

The plan also aims to attract newcomers to different regions of the country, including small towns and rural communities.

Immigration plays a crucial role in Canada’s labor force growth, contributing nearly 100 percent, and it is projected to account for the entirety of Canada’s population growth by 2032.

Canada is a popular destination for Nigerians seeking educational and employment opportunities, with many choosing to migrate to the country.

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