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Canada: Labour Market and Parliament Hill

canada: Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Ahmed Hussen speaks to reporters outside the House of Commons on Parliament Hill on May 31, according to Toronto Star. The federal government is continuing its plan to gradually increase the number of immigrants it accepts into Canada with a new target of 350,000 admissions by 2021. The target for new arrivals in Canada will rise to 350,000, which is nearly one per cent of the country's population. PATRICK DOYLE / THE CANADIAN PRESS The figures were announced Wednesday as part of government's updated multi-year immigration levels plan, which covers the next three years. The vast majority of these newcomers are coming under economic programs designed to address skills shortages and gaps in the labour market. The target rises annually from 310,000 this year, counting all classes of new arrivals. ( As reported in the news.