Reinforcing the value of citizenship

Every year the Government of Canada, in consultation with the provinces and territories, sets the total number…

Every year the Government of Canada, in consultation with the provinces and territories, sets the total number of permanent residents that are expected to be admitted to Canada the following year.

The levels plan reflects the objectives of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act and balances priorities by allocating admissions space to the economic, family and protected persons/humanitarian classes, as well as to the programs comprising these classes.

The Government of Canada recognizes the importance of immigration in fueling economic growth and is planning to welcome between 260,000 and 285,000 new permanent residents in 2015. The economic category will account for almost 65 per cent of overall admissions helping to meet labour market demands in regions of Canada undergoing high economic growth. The other 35 per cent will be spread between family unification and refugee applicants.

Our government has also broadened the caregiver program to provide standards for caregiver compensation and allow caregiver status even if they do not live in the home of their employer.   This will help immigrant families remain united when one family member works as a caregiver.

Your government has better clarified for new immigrants, the language requirements and knowledge of Canada’s culture, and history, in an effort to help new immigrants understand their new home. New immigrants must now learn how we have moulded a country and established values of law and order, freedom and democracy, religious and ethnic tolerance through democratic consensus.

Today, the security concerns surrounding immigrants have become a high priority and this is why bills to further protect the safety of Canadians will be coming forward.

Canada was built on immigration.  Unfortunately, in the past, the system has been slow- moving and too generous, resulting in abuses. Your government is making it more efficient and more responsive to Canada’s needs while still welcoming those who wish to immigrate here and call Canada their home.

– Colin Mayes

 

Just Posted

Salmon Arm man speaks out against violence in his home country

Roberto Guatdamuz Rueda has been following reports of the general strike and violence in Nicaragua

UPDATE: Suspect sought in car theft

Stolen vehicle flees scene in Ashton Creek, found behind Polson Park in Vernon

Falkland artist favours, fights for fish

Lottie Kozak does all kinds of art; one of her favourite subjects, fish, is dwindling

Victim trapped in Enderby crash

Two occupants in truck rollover out Enderby-Mabel Lake Road

NDP executive steps down in North Okanagan Shuswap

in-house ‘spending scandal’ blamed for Saturday’s resignation decision

Canada won’t ‘play politics’ on U.S. migrant children policy

The U.S. government is under fire over its ”zero tolerance” policy

Independent schools continue to top Fraser Institute secondary school list

Think tank says its ratings are fair to all schools, public and private

Former Somali child refugee fights to stay in Canada

Former child refugee Abdoul Abdi’s judicial review set for today in Halifax

U.S. border separations ripple through midterm campaigns

Several Republicans to break from President Donald Trump amid boarder separation issues

AFN chief accused of being too close to Trudeau

Perry Bellegarde insists he is not that close to the Liberals as elections looms

Three injured after industrial explosion in Newfoundland

The roof of the warehouse was blown off in the explosion near St. John’s

Ottawa Senators trade Mike Hoffman, less than a week after allegations involving partner

Following the trade Senators make no mention of allegations against Hoffman’s partner

UPDATED: Oliver wildfire extinguished, B.C. Wildfire mopping up

6-ha. brush fire contained before it could spread farther

Late goal gives England 2-1 win over Tunisia

At the last World Cup in 2014, England couldn’t even win a game

Most Read