In an election-style campaign stop in B.C.meaning many leaders are likely reluctant to send resources away a, Immigration Minister Marco Mendicino said Ottawa is going to triple the number of parents and grandparents Canadians can sponsor to Canada in 2021 to 30,000.
Flanked by two Liberal colleagues in Surreyd probably say should put more in Alberta, where South Asians make up almost 60 per cent of the population, the Ontario MP made an in-person appearance at a community centre to praise the importance of family reunification, a big issue for newcomer communities.
Mendicino was quick to remind the audience how the Liberals have raised the annual quota of the parents and grandparents program — which allows Canadians and permanent residents to sponsor their parents to the country — since it took over from the Conservative government in 2015, when the intake was capped at 5,000 a year.
“We are going to welcome under it to a record level of 30,000s inauguration a. Let’s not gloss over that fact, in 2015, when we took reigns over from the last Conservative government, they were at just 5,000can operate at 75 per cent capacity and must enforce public health measures such as physical distancing and masking.. We are now at six times that rate under this program,” he said.
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