Canada's immigration targets were just increased and the country plans to welcome more than 1.2 million people over the next three years.
The minister of immigration, refugees and citizenship released a new plan for immigration levels that said Canada will continue to welcome people at a rate of about 1% of the country's population but the exact number has gone up.
This increase is meant to help the economy recover from the COVID-19 pandemic, spur future growth and create jobs for the middle-class.
Immigrants Canada is planning to welcome by 2023
Canada will let in 401,000 permanent residents in 2021, 411,000 in 2022 and 421,000 in 2023 which adds up to 1,233,000 people in total.
This is to make up the shortfall that's been seen in 2020 because the COVID-19 pandemic has restricted global travel.
The previous plan had targets set at 351,000 in 2021 and 361,000 in 2022.
Recently, a study showed that Canada's skilled immigrants are earning more and finding jobs in their preferred fields.
A bill was introduced in October that proposed a change to the Oath of Citizenship that references the rights of Indigenous peoples.