'Jason Kenney has been the most active immigration minister in recent history.'
That's a statement that even his opposition critics won't contradict.
Since the Conservatives won their majority in May 2011, Canada's Minister of Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism has embarked upon a strategic and systematic transformation of Canada's immigration system.
He has announced moratoriums or suspensions of the immigrant investor program, federal entrepreneur program, federal skill worker program and immigration applications from parents and grandparents. He's replaced those programs with others which, he hopes, will lead to quicker processing times and greater economic prosperity for newcomers while filling our domestic labour gaps.
His department has also put a greater emphasis on immigrants speaking either English or French: in 2010, Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) overhauled the citizenship test, requiring a higher score to pass and a higher language proficiency. MoreRead More »from Immigration Minister Jason Kenney defends the transformation of Canada’s immigration system