Canadian Immigration Minister wants to significantly expand immigration

Canada to significantly expand immigration

Canada's Immigration Minister John McCallumJohn McCallum, Canadian Minister of Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship wants to significantly expand immigration by attracting more high-skilled workers to meet the country’s growing labour gap. This initiative is one of many developed to promote innovation and grow Canada’s economy.

McCallum will also ease some of the rules to make it easier for international students to come to Canada and become permanent residents.

The Immigration Minister says that before he can ‘substantially increase’ Canada’s immigration levels beyond record levels, he will have to take his plan to cabinet and convince Canadians it’s the right thing to do.

Canada is already seeking to admit between 280,000 and 305,000 new permanent residents in 2016 — a record increase from the 260,000 to 285,000 newcomers the previous Conservative government had planned to welcome by the end of 2015.


The historic ice climb of partially frozen Niagara Falls (VIDEO)

Will Gadd and Sarah Hueniken, Canadian ice climbers, have become the first in the world to complete historic ascent of frozen Niagara Falls, parts of which have frozen over winter. They climbed about 45 metres up on the Horseshoe section of the famous falls, which borders the US and Canada.

In his interview (watch below), Gadd described how spray from the part of the waterfall that had not frozen made his ice climb slippery 🙂

Sable Island, the graveyard of the Atlantic and home to over 400 wild horses

Sable Island is home to over 400 wild horses

Sable Island sits in the middle of “The Graveyard of the Atlantic,” and has been the site of roughly 475 shipwrecks, and is home to over 400 wild horses. These horses have managed to survive on the island with only sea grass and rainwater. While it has never been permanently settled, it has been occupied by shipwrecked sailors, transported convicts and pirates. It was declared Canada’s 43rd National Park on June 20th, 2013.