“This is the first phase of our precautionary approach to easing Canada’s border measures. At this time we are not opening up our borders any further,” said Intergovernmental Affairs Minister Dominic LeBlanc.
The June 17 Quebec immigration draw was aimed exclusively at candidates with a job offer.
The draw targeted National Occupational Classification (NOC) codes for jobs in finance, advertising, sales, human resources and healthcare.
“When others close their doors, we keep them open,” said Immigration Minister Marco Mendicino.
Anyone coming to Canada would need to be fully vaccinated before arriving, Trudeau said during an afternoon event, because the country can’t risk another wave of COVID-19.
Roadmap to permanent residence for in-Canada families of Canadian victims of air disasters ET302 and PS752
“I am confident that we are doing everything we can to meet that target and we will meet that target and the reason it is important to hit that target because immigrants create jobs … and allow us to meet our workforce needs,” said Marco Mendicino, minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC), Monday.
Canada’s new pathway to permanent residence saw the international graduate application limit of 40,000 reached on Friday.