2013 Immigration Levels Planning: Public and Stakeholder Consultation
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About this consultation
Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) is conducting consultations with stakeholders and the public on immigration levels planning.
The purpose of this consultation is to seek your feedback on immigration to Canada, specifically on the total number of new permanent residents Canada should welcome (“immigration levels”) and how this overall total should be distributed among immigration categories (the “mix”). The consultation will explore a number of issues related to three main questions:
What is the appropriate level of immigration for Canada? Should the number of immigrants per year change?
What is the appropriate distribution – or mix – between the number of economic immigrants, family class immigrants and refugees/persons admitted on humanitarian grounds?
Economic immigration is recognized as a key immigration objective for Canada’s long-term economic growth. What role can immigration play to support Canada’s economy?
A report on the consultations, including a summary of responses to this online consultation questionnaire, will be available on the CIC website in fall 2012 or winter 2013.
Before you begin
This online consultation will take about 30 to 45 minutes to complete. Your participation is voluntary and answers will be reported in aggregate form (will not be attributed to specific individuals or organizations in the summary report).
Prior to completing the questionnaire, please read the background document. This serves to give you a sense of some of the challenges and realities we face as we strive to best answer the difficult questions involved in managing Canada’s immigration system.
We appreciate your time and input in this consultation process.