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Diversity in Canada: Evolving patterns in immigration

(Disponible en français : La diversité au Canada : évolution des tendances en matière d’immigration) Immigration has played an increasingly critical role in the shaping of Canada’s population. A variety of factors, including policy developments, have led to important changes in the composition of the immigrant population over time. As a result, the nation’s linguistic…

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The Evolution of Canadian Immigration Policy

(Disponible en français : L’évolution de la politique du Canada en matière d’immigration) Each year, the federal government presents the “Immigration Levels Plan” which informs Parliament and the public about how many permanent immigrants are targeted for admission to Canada in the coming year. The target for 2015 totalled between 260,000 and 285,000 new immigrants,…