NEW YORK — Canada’s Immigration Minister says his country’s visa-waiver program, which provides temporary residency for refugees and immigrants who are arriving in Canada on tourist visas, is helping refugees and those already in the country find jobs.
The Canadian government has announced that in 2017, the number of refugees and asylum seekers arriving in the United States fell to the lowest level in a decade.
The country’s population is expected to hit the 10 million mark in 2019.
The government says it has committed $200 million over three years to help refugees find work in the U.S.
The Minister of Citizenship and Immigration, Chris Alexander, said Friday that Canada will help refugee and immigrants in the next year or two find jobs, as part of its “vacation visa” program.
Alexander said in an interview with CTV News Channel that the program has already helped refugees and migrants to find jobs and will continue to do so.
The refugee resettlement program is based on the Visa Waiver Program, which was created in 1951 by the U