Canada's Ministry of Immigration and Citizenship has announced that the country welcomed "the highest number of legal immigrants in 50 years" during 2010 - or in other words, 280,636 permanent residents.
At the same time, the Canadian Government is keen to emphasise the measures that it has taken over the past year or two to both improve visa processing times and reduce the numbers of illegal immigrants. Better "policing" of Canada's immigration system is seen as vital to ensuring that the country receive a higher standard of incomers who will benefit the national and provincial economies.
The Government is happy that its "Action Plan" has resulted in a growth in skilled economic migrants. "The high number of economic immigrants in 2010 has helped CIC decrease application backlogs in the federal skilled worker category, reduce wait times under the Action Plan for Faster Immigration, and better meet labour market needs".
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