Ministers responsible for immigration met to discuss immigration in Canada amid COVID-19
The Forum of Ministers Responsible for Immigration held a virtual meeting on July 24, in order to discuss the role of immigration amid COVID-19. Canada relies on Immigration since its establishment and the flow of skilled immigrants is vital for Canada’s economic development and recovery after the COVID-19 crisis. The federal, provincial and territorial ministers endorsed the Federal-Provincial-Territorial Strategic Plan for Immigration 2020-2023, which sets out a blueprint for immigration to Canada. For instance, the ministers again emphasized the importance of the Provincial Nominee Program (PNP), the Atlantic Immigration Pilot (AIPP), the Rural and Northern Immigration Pilot (RNIP) to address targeted regional gaps in the labour force. Worth noting that the Forum also discussed further development of the Municipal Nominee Program (MNP). The provinces agreed to continue collaboration on this program.
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