Case 2: The Conservative wins

The leader of the Conservative party is Andrew Scheer, and if they win, they might emphasize on economic immigration and support families to ensure that children and spouses can be reunited.

Since there are no set levels of immigration policies that represent Canada’s best interests, there is a chance for the Conservatives to decrease, increase, or freeze the current levels of immigration.

The Conservative government was the one that launched the Express Entry in 2015, but they accuse the Liberal government of tweaking the system. The conservatives likely want to allow more candidates with immediate employment expectations, or job offers, concentrating on immediate labor requirements of the employer rather than long-term national goals.

For family reunification, the conservative government might continue doing much the same as the liberals. For international workers coming to work in Canada, the conservative government might change the mobility agreements to reduce the number of international youths coming to work in Canada.

The conservatives are also expected to revamp their foreign worker’s program to ensure that the temporary foreign worker program is revamped to ensure reduced entry barriers for legitimate candidates. The government will also likely continue to welcome more students as liberals have done and provided them ways to settle in the country long-term.

Case 3: Neither Conservatives nor Liberals win

If neither party wins, at least one small party will have a chance to turn the will of the larger party, and immigration policy will be significantly influenced. Here is the outlook on immigration of other current parties in the Canadian government.

New Democratic Party

The NDP prioritizes family reunification, and they pledge to eradicate cap on grandparents and parents and reduce the processing times. The NDP influence on immigration will likely cause more people coming to the country.

Green Party

The immigration promise that stands out from this party is to eliminate the Temporary Foreign Worker Program and increase immigration where there is a shortage of labor.

People’s Party of Canada

This party wants to reduce the immigration levels to 250,000 per year by reducing refugee intake.

Bloc Quebecois

The party only contains candidates who are dominant from the French-speaking Quebec province. They aim to support more devolved powers over immigration to also include refugee intake and family reunification.

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