Welcoming New Canadians

April 24, 2016

Canada intends to welcome 300,000 new permanent residents including 10,000 Syrian refugees in 2016, strengthening our diversity and economy.


Canadians welcome those who want to come to Canada and contribute to our country’s success. To make immigrants feel more welcome, Budget 2016 proposes to reduce processing times to prioritize family reunification, and increase funding for settlement programs to better welcome newcomers to their new home in Canada.

International Aid

The Government is committed to strengthening Canada’s place in the world by ensuring that Canada’s international assistance priorities are focused on poverty reduction and by promoting peace and security.

Peace and Security

The Government is steadfast in its commitment to providing greater security for Canadians. Budget 2016 supports those who defend Canada and promote peace by ensuring that Canadian Forces members are equipped to do their jobs and by improving facilities where they live, work and train.

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