Canada has historically been a country that supports immigration, but according to new data from Abacus Data’s David Coletto, public opinion on the matter can shift quickly. Canada is currently facing housing and healthcare shortages, so it is not wise to take Canada’s pro-immigration stance for granted. Despite these challenges, the Canadian Government has continued to advocate for high levels of immigration, with a target of 500,000 new immigrants per year, in addition to temporary workers and international students. However, this policy is putting a strain on housing availability, with the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation estimating that 5.8 million new homes will be needed by 2030.