Welcome to Canada. We lied about the opportunities.
That is the realistic undertone to the new immigration policy announcement by Citizenship and Immigration Minister Chris Alexander on October 31, 2014, which declared that Canada aims to welcome as many as 285,000 new permanent residents next year.
The last time Canada admitted as many as 280,000 permanent residents was in 2010. According to the Minister, this is the highest planned total "in recent history," and is designed to "attract skilled immigrants" who will "help contribute to our economy and labour market."