Minister Mendicino says Canada remains open to immigrants despite coronavirus pandemic.
Come to Canada.”
That is the message to talent all over the world by Canada’s immigration minister Marco Mendicino following the permanent and temporary resident visa suspensions announced by the United States yesterday.
President Donald Trump signed a new Executive Order which will prevent new green card holders and temporary foreign workers from coming to the U.S. in 2020. Trump signed the order due to the belief it will help American workers who have lost their jobs due to the COVID-19 pandemic find employment.
Minister Mendicino has made numerous remarks since the start of the coronavirus crisis that Canada is still committed to welcoming immigrants, temporary foreign workers, and international students.
While Canada’s economy has also been weakened by the pandemic, Mendicino and the Canadian government believe that continuing to welcome immigrants will help the economy.
Mendicino re-iterated these views in a new television interview.