14 Sep Immigration is the primary reason for the rise in Canada’s racialized population
Immigration is the primary reason for the rise in Canada’s racialized population
According to a recent report by Statistics Canada, the number of racialized people in Canada increased by 130% from 2001 to 2021 due to immigration. The study analyzed data from population censuses and found that the number of racialized people increased much faster than the white population, which only grew by one percent. This has led to a more diverse Canadian population, with one in four people in Canada being from a racialized population in 2021. Before 1981, racialized people accounted for less than five percent of the population due to immigration policies. However, policy changes led to a shift in Canada’s demographic composition. The study also found that smaller groups within the racialized population have increased their population share in recent years.
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Manitoba to create an advisory council to develop an economic immigration strategy
Manitoba is developing a plan to increase economic immigration through its new Advisory Council on Economic Immigration and Settlement (ACEIS). The province is focused on addressing labour shortages, encouraging economic development, and supporting its francophone population. The Council recommended a strategy to attract more immigrants and business investors, streamline the Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program, and improve newcomer retention. Manitoba has already taken steps to meet these goals, including requesting additional MPNP allocations, conducting targeted EOI draws, and doubling the investment in the Newcomer Community Integration Support Program. The ACEIS vice-chair is committed to implementing the Council’s recommendations and targeting labour market shortages in Manitoba. The province is confident its efforts will contribute to economic growth through immigration.
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Quebec’s English Language Schools request the Minister of Education’s assistance for students impacted by Bill 96
The Quebec Association of Independent Schools (QAIS) has asked Education Minister Bernard Drainville to help students who are distressed and confused about their temporary permits to study English in Quebec. Between 12-20 students have been denied permit renewals by bureaucrats who have misinterpreted the law, and dozens of other students have lost their right to English schooling because of Bill 96. QAIS argues that these children should be given exemptions on humanitarian grounds instead of being forced to enroll in a French school near the end of high school. Bill 96, introduced in 2022, put a three-year limit on the six-year exemption for temporary foreign children to be educated in the province in English, with no possibility of extension.
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Quebec has initiated public consultations regarding the 2024-2027 immigration strategy
Quebec has started public consultations to develop an immigration strategy for 2024-2027. The strategy seeks to address labour shortages, promote economic growth, and preserve the French language. The consultations will take three weeks and involve considering 77 briefs and hearing from around 70 experts and organizations. Business groups support increased immigration to the province. Last year, Quebec welcomed 68,720 new permanent residents, and by the end of July 2023, the province had received another 33,550. If the trend continues, an estimated 57,514 new permanent residents will settle in Quebec by the end of 2023.