Refugees who are looking for a new home might consider moving to Canada soon. The country has just confirmed that it is looking to welcome more than one million immigrants in the next three years.
Ahmed Hussen, Canada’s immigration minister, has revealed in his 2018 Annual Report to Parliament on Immigration that there are major plans in the coming years. According to Hussen, there are plans to admit as many as 1,080,000 new permanent residents from 2019 to 2021. The upper target for the third year will be 370,000.
Hussen, a former refugee, shared the plans to welcome more immigrants to Canada.
Hussen himself is a Somali immigrant who came to Canada. The immigration minister started his report with a truly powerful message.
“Immigrants and their descendants have made immeasurable contributions to Canada, and our future success depends on continuing to ensure they are welcomed and well-integrated,” Hussen said.
The report also revealed that one in five people living in Canada today was born outside the country. In addition to that, more than six million new immigrants have arrived since 1990.
Since November 2015, Canada has welcomed 58,600 Syrian refugees through an unprecedented national effort from private sponsors, community and religious groups, service provider organizations, and volunteers all across the country. (THREAD) pic.twitter.com/ekSN13XpxY
— IRCC (@CitImmCanada) January 8, 2019
Taking in more immigrants is more than just an act of empathy. The new and younger residents are expected to strengthen Canada’s economy and deal with the country’s aging population.
“Growing immigration levels, particularly in the Economic Class, will help us sustain our labor force, support economic growth and spur innovation,” the report said. “With an aging population and low fertility rates, immigration plays an important role in ensuring that Canada’s population and labor force continue to grow.”
The world is clearly impressed with Canada’s decision to take in more immigrants. Filippo Grandi, the UN’s High Commissioner for Refugees, praised the country for the generous plans.
“It’s a very virtuous circle that happens in this country and I would like to really commend and thank the Canadian people for their extraordinary generosity, openness and willingness to show solidarity towards those that are among the most deprived people in the world,” Grandi said.
Australia’s Weather Map Turns Black As It Faces “Most Extreme Heat” Ever at 48C
“It’s been like hell,” described a local resident.
Australia is currently experiencing extremely hot weather that their weather maps have turned black. As we have learned from recent reports, the temperatures have reached an alarming 48C!
Sources even say that the weather in the Land Down Under is now being considered as "the most extreme heat since World War II." In New South Wales, they went over 41C for most days of the previous week while the coastal town of Port Augusta had 46C. White Cliffs, on the other hand, had a record-breaking temperature of 48.2C.
How hot is it in Australia right now? This weather map will give you a clue!
Tech Expert Warns Against Viral ’10-Year-Challenge’ on Social Media
The latest social media craze may be a security risk, says an expert. #10YearChallenge
If you're a frequent social media user, we're sure you've already seen a lot of '10 year challenge' posts on social media. The trend recently went viral on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter, prompting netizens to dig up their old photos and share it side by side with their newest snapshots.
It may seem nothing more than a fun viral photo challenge but according to some experts, doing it may actually put you at risk. How is that even possible, you ask? Read on and find out for yourself.
The '10 year challenge' may not be as harmless as you thought.
Parade in Ghana Features Prototypes of Military Exo-Skeleton and Robot ‘Walking Tank’
According to reports, the exo suits were “locally manufactured” by Kantanka.
A bizarre parade in Accra, the capital of Ghana, recently went viral after an array of 'advanced' military suits, vehicles and weapons were displayed to the general public. Photos and videos shared online by social media netizens have since attracted a lot of attention and reaction from people everywhere.
As you can see below, among those showcased during the event included a robot 'walking tank,' which, according to observers, bears a slight resemblance to those All Terrain Scout Transport (AT-ST) vehicles from space opera film Star Wars.