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Jordan- Canada to welcome 300,000 immigrants in 2018

(MENAFN- Jordan News Agency) Ottawa, Oct.29(Petra)-- Canada will welcome around 300,000 immigrants next year, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, Ahmed Hussen announced Sunday.

The minister said in a meeting at the Canadian House of Commons that "vast majority" of immigrants coming in will be from the economic class because that's where the greatest need is,"adding this will be followed closely by family class immigrants and then refugees.

Hussen noted "as a government we went from 260,000 to 300,000 because of the need to meet the demands of Canadian families who wanted to reunite with their loved ones." "But also employers who are asking us to allow them to continue to use immigration more and more as a way to meet their growth needs," he continued.

Statistics Canada census numbers released Wednesday revealed the number of immigrants in Canada has reached its highest rate in a century.

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