Progress on immigration reform
Budget 2016 makes the following three commitments on immigration reform:
- An additional $245 million over five years “for the identification, overseas processing, transportation and resettlement of the additional 10,000 Syrian refugees.”
- $25 million in 2016-17 “to support faster and more predictable processing times for family sponsorship” for family reunification.
- A three-year, $56 million commitment to finance the government’s commitment for an increased number of permanent residents. This money would go towards “processing of new permanent residents and increased settlement programming.”