Marco Mendicino – New Canadian Minister to oversee the Liberal promises & Increase immigration targets
Posted On: 21-Nov-2019
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Canada Immigration government is going to seek a new change to its governance. Justin Trudeau, who has served as Prime Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, has named Marco Mendicino as the new Minister.
Macro Mendicino is about 46 years old and has an excellent background for the law. He worked as a federal prosecutor for ten years and helped in putting members related to the terror group of “Toronto 18” behind bars.
As per the statements of Justin Trudeau, Mendicino will be responsible for making immigration policies that were promised by the Trudeau-led Liberal Party of Canada.
He will be now replacing Ahmed Hussen, who worked as a lead for Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) since 2017. However, Hussen will be taking charge as the Minister of Families Children and Social Development.
Pledges made by Trudeau-led Liberal Party of Canada
Welcoming 350,000 immigrants by 2021
Immigration levels were increased from 260,000 to 330,800 in 2019. These are expected to be increased further by another 20,000 to 350,000 in 2021.
The percentage of the economic class got reduced to 58, and the intake of refugees increased to 15; however, the family class remained stable.
Free Applications for Canadian Citizenship
The promise made for waiving off fees; to reform the Citizenship Act to make it accessible regardless of socioeconomic factors.
Municipal Nominee Program
In order to connect immigrants to rural areas, the Liberals promised to implement a program. The MNP or the Municipal Nominee Program can open up to 5,000 new places for immigrants.
Atlantic Immigration Pilot Program
The program was created to maintain the population decline in Canada’s four provinces – Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, and Prince Edward Island.
The pilot is extended for more than two years and was promised to make the program permanent further.
Achievements of Marco Mendicino – New Minister of IRCC
He has served as the Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Infrastructure and Communities.
Was involved in advancing social infrastructure and government green infrastructure in Toronto and across Canada.
Re-elected as the Member of Parliament for Eglinton-Lawrence with 53 percent voter support in 2019.
He served as the Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada in 2017.
Served as Present of the Association of Justice Counsel for two terms and worked at the Law Society of Upper Canada.
Advocated for better laws and access to justice before the House of Commons and the Senate.
Worked on a number of boards and involved with John Wanless Public School, John Wanless Childcare Centre, COSTI Immigration Services, the Toronto Symphony Volunteer Committee, Heart & Stroke Canada, and North Toronto Soccer Club.