Minister marks International Migrants Day; highlights positive contributions of migrants and global social media campaign, It Takes a Community.
The Honourable Sean Fraser, P.C., M.P., Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, marked International Migrants Day on December 18 by releasing a statement acknowledging the many contributions migrants have made to Canadian society.
Minister Fraser remarked that “Worldwide, migrants have continued to be disproportionately affected by the pandemic, yet newcomers to Canada have also made outsized contributions to our response to it, from taking care of our seniors to putting food on our tables. Canadians understand that newcomers play a key role in our country’s success – enriching our communities, supporting our economy and securing our future.”
The Minister also highlighted Canada’s participation in the global social media campaign, It Takes a Community, which highlights migrants’ positive contributions. The Minister concluded his remarks with a message to all Canadians to create welcoming and inclusive communities.