Canada’s premiers have urged the federal government to increase the overall net immigration levels and make the immigration system more responsive, as the immigration plays a vital role in fueling provincial and territorial economies.
Even though the provinces and territories are playing a key role in addressing the needs of the communities and regional economies, the premiers have stressed that they need to play a major role in immigrant settlement services in partnership with the full-funding federal government.
Speaking on the same, they emphasized the success of the Provincial Nominee Programs (PNP) and advised the federal government to raise the caps on immigration levels within PNP programs.
The premiers are highly committed to stimulate economic growth through a skilled and productive workforce. They have discussed on the recent reforms made to the Temporary Foreign Worker Program (TFWP), which is recognized as a powerful tool in addressing the needs of the labor where qualified Canadians are not available to fill the gaps.
They have requested the federal government to work collectively with the territories and provinces to ensure responsiveness to regional economic needs.