Increase annual Canada immigration--Working currently as a senior fellow at the Canada West Foundation, Mr. Vineberg has maintained clearly that Canada must work immediately to increase the number of immigrants to be allowed into the nation each year.
He said that the reason why Canada needs to focus on increasing the annual intake of immigrants into the nation is due to stagnating rate of its domestic labor force along with low levels of population growth in the nation.
Political parties of Canada failed to address the vital issue for Canada—Mr. Vineberg, who has worked at several prominent positions with Canada immigration department (Immigration Canada) expressed serious concerns that one of the key issues concerning Canada has been left untouched by most of Canada’s political parties so far. He stated that many of these political parties were not able to state the number of immigrants needed by Canada each year although they have been calling for higher Canada immigration levels.
Canada needs an increase of 50,000 to 300,000 immigrants annually—Mr. Vineberg has come out clearly as to how much increase in immigration levels Canada actually needs to make each year. An increase of 50,000-300,000 in the annual Canada immigration intake would help in bringing the ratio to 0.87 percent once again, the same ratio as prevalent around 20 years ago.
And increasing the annual intake of Canada immigration by 100,000 to 350,000 each year would help in Canada realizing the target of one-percent-each year, he asserted. This will enable increased annual quota for immigrants in federal selected worker programs as well as provincial immigration programs and will also help in higher number of sponsored immigrants into Canada, thereby cutting long waiting periods.
He expressed his utter dismay at the fact that Canada immigration department-CIC (Citizenship and Immigration Canada) has conveyed various Canadian provinces of its intent to allow the same number of provincial nominees into Canada as in the year 2009. He maintained that majority of Canadian provinces have been disappointed at this decision of the CIC.