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The majority of Canadians consider the immigration targets to be excessively high

A poll by Abacus Data reveals most Canadians believe immigration targets are 'too high.' The 2024-2026 Immigration Levels Plan, released on November 1, 2023, aims to admit 485,000 new permanent residents in 2024, rising to 500,000 in 2025 and 2026. The plan focuses on economic growth, family reunification, and responding to humanitarian crises. Despite this, 67% of Canadians oppose the targets, with 40% considering them 'way too high.' Only 2% think the targets are too low. The report, Thresholds and Tensions: Unmasking Public Unease with Canada’s Immigration Goals, reveals age and political affiliation influence perceptions, with older Canadians and Conservative party voters more likely to view targets as too high.


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