Canada aims to reduce temporary resident numbers

By: 600011 On: Mar 22, 2024, 2:14 PM


For the first time in Canada, the immigration minister has announced that a 'soft cap' will be introduced on the number of new temporary residents in the fall season. The new move is part of the government's measures to control population growth. The federal government plans to reduce the number of temporary residents to five percent of the population within the next three years. The first target is implemented in September.

There is a sharp increase in the number of temporary residents coming to Canada each year. Earlier, Miller said that the country is increasingly attracting temporary workers. Miller also pointed out in the press conference that changes are needed to make the system more efficient and sustainable.

Earlier this year, Miller cut the number of new international student visas by a third to address population growth and the housing crisis.