Immigration Leaders Focused on Collaboration

Immigration

September 15, 2017 4:54 PM

Federal, provincial and territorial ministers met this week to discuss ways to ensure a fast, flexible and efficient immigration system to meet the needs of Canada, provinces and territories.

Immigration Minister Lena Metlege Diab attended the meeting in Toronto, which wrapped this evening, Sept. 15.

Ministers agreed to develop a federal-provincial-territorial action plan to address how settlement priorities are set and how information is shared among levels of government. They also agreed to develop a multi-year plan for immigration levels to address ongoing labour market demands faced by provinces and territories. Levels for 2018 will be identified later this year.

“I appreciate the collaboration Canada is extending to the provinces on immigration,” said Ms. Diab. “Increased immigration levels would allow us to continue to attract more newcomers to Nova Scotia to live and work. This is key to population growth, revitalizing our communities and helping employers fill persistent labour gaps. Growing our economy, for the benefit of all Nova Scotians, is a top priority.”

Other key discussions at the meeting included promoting increased Francophone immigration outside of Quebec and the development of a pan-Canadian approach to dealing with asylum seekers.

For more information and assistance on immigration in Nova Scotia, please visit novascotiaimmigration.com.


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     Federal, provincial and territorial ministers met this week

to discuss ways to ensure a fast, flexible and efficient

immigration system to meet the needs of Canada, provinces and

territories.

     Ministers agreed to develop a federal-provincial-

territorial action plan to address how settlement priorities are

set and how information is shared among levels of government, as

well as a multi-year plan for immigration levels to address

ongoing labour market demands faced by provinces and

territories.

     Nova Scotia Immigration Minister Lena Metlege Diab says she

appreciates the collaboration Canada is extending to the

provinces on immigration and that increased immigration levels

will allow Nova Scotia to continue to attract more newcomers.

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