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Cut Immigration Applications To Fix Backlog, Kenney Says

Canada needs to accept fewer applications from people wanting to live here, Immigration Minister Jason Kenney says, and he’s eyeing the family class for cuts.

Canada is facing too big a backlog and, despite accepting 254,000 applications every year, there are one million people who are waiting to hear whether they can move to Canada, the citizenship and immigration minister said Thursday.

Canada gets about 420,000 applications every year and refuses about 10 per cent of those.

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