Written submission for the pre-budget consultations in advance of the 2023 federal budget
Century Initiative's submission for the 2023 pre-budget consultation process is focused on ensuring that the federal government take action to enable Canada's long-term economic and social prosperity by responsibly growing the population to 100 million people by 2100. To this end, Century Initiative recommends the following evidence-based recommendations, that are aligned with the findings of our 2nd annual National Scorecard on Canada’s Growth and Prosperity.
Recommendation #1: Meet existing immigration targets as part of the 2022-2024 Immigration Levels Plan and to also continue to build on these targets systematically. Specifically, Century Initiative recommends that:
Recommendation #2: Make significant investments in the human resources and digital infrastructure that will enable Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada to effectively process visas.
Recommendation #3: Stand up policies, programs and funding to close the newcomer income gap through access to quality jobs that match skill level, expertise, and experience.
Recommendation #4: Commit to investing in the social and physical infrastructures that will support a growing population and ensure a high quality of life and standard for living for all Canadians.