Canada 2018 Budget Funds $440 Million For Immigration

6 March 2018

Canada 2018 Budget Funds 440 Million For Immigration Evelyn Ackah Ackah Business Immigration Law

On February 27 Canada's federal government announced the 2018 budget, which earmarks over $440 million to support their goal to welcome 1,000,000 new immigrants from 2018 - 2020. Skilled, educated immigrants are critical to Canada's strategies to grow the economy and create new jobs. 

The immigration budget will be primarily overseen by IRCC, and include: 

  • $31.8 million for gender equality for immigrant women over the next 3 years. 
  • $400 million to improve English and French language skills and help new immigrants integrate into Canadian society. 
  • $4.6 million allocated for the renewal and funding of Canada's Start-Up Visa Program. Launched in 2013 by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC), to link innovative immigrant entrepreneurs with Canadian experienced private sector organizations that have expertise in working with start-ups.

In addition, the budget allocates $173 million for asylum seekers to Canada. 

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Evelyn Ackah is a US and Canada immigration law expert and founder and managing lawyer at Ackah Business Immigration Law. Business immigration law focuses on helping people move into new opportunities — both personally and professionally. Ackah Immigration Law helps you to navigate the complex maze of rules and regulations involved with Canadian, U.S. and international immigration law with confidence. Headquartered in Calgary and with offices in Vancouver and Toronto, Ackah Business Immigration Law provides legal immigration advice for those looking to move for work, education or personal reasons.

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