The Trudeau government is committed to radically increase the number to immigrants coming to Canada this year. According to Blacklock’s Reporter, Immigration Minister Marco Mendicino told the House of Commons immigration committee the government plans to increase the number of immigrants admitted to Canada from 184,370 in 2020 to 401,000 in 2021, an increase of 117%. “In 2021 we plan to welcome 401,000 new permanent residents,” Mendicino said Monday. “At the very core of our immigration plan is our belief that those who possess the skills and experience will accelerate our economic recovery.” Immigration was reduced last year as people chose to stay in their home countries rather than travel abroad. To compensate, the government raised the annual immigration quota from 341,000 to 401,000.