Canada Announces Plans To Receive 1.4m Nigerian Migrants, Others By 2025
The Canadian Government has announced plans to welcome 1.45 million migrants from Nigeria and other countries by 2025.
According to Canada’s 2023–2025 Immigration Levels Plan released on Tuesday, the North American country embraces immigration as a technique of helping businesses find workers.
Canada’s Minister of Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship, Sean Fraser, said the plan would attract the skills required in key sectors like health care, manufacturing, and technology.
“Last year Canada welcomed over 405,000 newcomers – the most we’ve ever welcomed in a single year. The Government is continuing that ambition by setting targets in the new levels plan of 465,000 permanent residents in 2023, 485,000 in 2024 and 500,000 in 2025.
“The plan also brings an increased focus on attracting newcomers to different regions of the country, including small towns and rural communities,” the statement partly read.