Vancouver Sun: Canada to admit 1,000 fewer newcomers on humanitarian grounds

By James Metcalfe | November 6, 2012

James Metcalfe – Pace Immigration: I was reading through some immigration headlines this morning and saw this piece from the Vancouver Sun. It’s got some very good analysis of the immigration situation in Ontario, especially as it relates to skilled workers and the economy. Be sure to read the whole thing:

Citizenship and Immigration is reducing the number of immigrants it accepts into Canada on public policy and humanitarian and compassionate grounds, according to figures released quietly late Monday.

Though it appears the government is drastically reducing the stream by 6,500, officials say they’ve actually re-jigged their categories this year and that Canada will admit about 1,000 fewer newcomers on humanitarian and compassionate grounds, according to the 2013 immigration targets.

Read the rest here.