In the current economic climate, is it becoming more difficult to immigrate to Canada?
Not according to 加拿大公民身份和移民.
在 2008, while the economy was still booming, the immigration agency reported that “Canada welcomed an unprecedented number of permanent and temporary residents.“
The agency’s recent press release said:
“While other countries are talking about taking fewer immigrants, 今日, I am pleased to announce that in 2008, we increased the number of new permanent residents to Canada,” said Citizenship, 移民和多元文化部长肯尼.
Canada welcomed 247,202 permanent residents in 2008, 70,000 more than in 1998.…An additional 193,061 temporary foreign workers and 79,459 foreign students resulted in a combined total of 519,722 newcomers for the year.
And what’s the forecast for 2009?
“Our government will not follow the advice of those who believe that Canada should take steps to reduce immigration levels. 事实上, we are maintaining our planned immigration levels for 2009,” said Minister Kenney.
因此， send in those permanent residence applications now!