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Canada to put a cap on temporary residents for the first time!

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March 22, 2024

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Ishita Soni

Canada announced to cap on temporary residents for the first time!

Canada Plans to Control Number of Temporary Residents!

Canada’s Immigration Minister, Marc Miller, announced plans to decrease the number of temporary residents. By 2024, Canada will have about 2.5 million temporary residents. Statistics show 40% had work permits, 22% had study permits, and 18% were asylum applicants. Canada is also placing a limit on the number of international students allowed in for the next two years.

Canada Plans to Cut Temporary Resident Numbers

Canada Plans to Limit Temporary Residents, Targeting 5% of Population, Down from Current 6.2%. Immigration Minister Marc Miller Announces Reduction Over Next Three Years, Starting with Caps Set in September, Affecting Foreign Workers and Asylum Seekers. With Nearly 2.5 million Temporary Residents in 2024, Up One Million from 2021, Businesses Must Cut Foreign Workers by May 1st. Construction and Healthcare Industries Face Labor Shortages, While Current Temporary Worker Levels Remain Until August 31, 2024.

Changes made to temporary residents.

In 2021, Statistics Canada reported that 40% of temporary residents in Canada held work permits, 22% had study permits, and 18% were asylum applicants, while the remainder consisted of family member visa holders. Additionally, Canada’s Immigration Minister, Mr. Miller, announced a limit on international student numbers for the next two years, aiming to reduce study permits by 35%. In 2022, Canada hosted around 800,000 international students, marking a significant rise from 214,000 a decade earlier.

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