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Canada Considering Cap On International Students, Says Immigration Minister

Immigration Minister Marc Miller expressed his commitment to closely examine the influx of international students and temporary residents entering Canada amid growing concerns over the connection between housing affordability and immigration dynamics.

In recent interviews, Miller acknowledged the multifaceted relationship between housing and immigration, emphasizing that these matters were deliberated upon within the cabinet when establishing immigration targets for Canada.

“Housing remains a pressing concern, especially in the post-COVID landscape, with the rise in interest rates, supply constraints, and affordability issues,” said Miller.

He highlighted that immigrants were not responsible for the interest rate hikes, yet the sheer volume of newcomers warranted a closer examination.

Canada grapples with significant challenges related to housing affordability, with the Conservative opposition linking government deficits to escalating interest rates. …[Continue Reading]