Canadian Government sets immigrant limit for 2005

Canada plans to admit 225,000 immigrants in 2005, including 60 percent skilled workers and their families and 40 percent family unification and refugee immigrants.

In 2003, 221,352 immigrants went to Canada, down slightly from the 229,091 who arrived in 2002. During the 1990s, more than 70 percent of immigrants to Canada settled in three cities: Toronto, Vancouver and Montreal.

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