Trudeau calls federal election: What does it mean for Canadian immigration?

ANALYSIS: Canadians are soon heading to the polls, however, the election is unlikely to impact Canadian immigration in the coming months.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has called a federal election for September 20.

Canadians have been expecting Trudeau to call an election for some time. In recent months, Trudeau’s Liberal Party has been ahead in the polls, and the prime minister has been touring the country making funding announcements. Though the government does not legally need to have an election until 2023, polls suggest that support for the Liberals is high and it could be an opportune moment for Trudeau to try for a majority government.