To win a Liberal majority government, the party would have needed to secure at least half of the 338 seats available. Currently, the Liberals are elected and leading in 158 ridings – 12 seats short of the 170 required for a majority.
Following this election, Trudeau and the Liberal party will continue to rely on the support of other parties in order to pass bills and create law.
The Liberals will likely continue to govern with the support of Canada’s New Democratic Party (NDP), led by Sikh son of Indian immigrants, Jagmeet Singh.
Since first elected in 2015, Justin Trudeau has significantly expanded Canadian immigration. In October 2020, he announced that immigration targets would be increased to 401,000 for the year of 2021. At a recent campaign stop, Trudeau mentioned increasing the immigration targets even further if re-elected to make up for lost time during COVID-19.
Throughout their campaign, the Liberal party has expressed the following goals for immigration in Canada:
The victory of the Liberal Party is good news for foreign nationals interested in immigrating to Canada. At Canadim, we are pleased to have a leader that is supportive of immigration and values the positive impact and contributions made by immigrants.
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