Barely a month into office, Justin Trudeau the Canadian Prime Minister has sworn in Marco Mendicino as the new minister in charge of the Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada. The 46-year-old has an extensive background in law and worked as a federal prosecutor for 10 years. Mendicino would assume the role of former minister Ahmed Hussain and would man the immigration policies proposed by Justin Trudeau of the Liberal.

Marco Mendi

This drastic change expresses that Justin Trudeau is bent on bringing his policies to light swiftly. These policies include; the Municipal Nominee Program (This program will allow local communities, chambers of commerce, and local labor councils to directly sponsor permanent immigrants”), reduce citizenship fees and make the Atlantic Immigration Pilot Program ( The AIPP allows employers in Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, and Prince Edward Island to hire foreign nationals for a job they cannot fill locally) a permanent one. The Municipal Nominee Program.


This would not be Marco Mendicino’s first time in office as since 2015 since he entered the parliament, he has served as the parliamentary secretary to the Minister of infrastructure and Communities and was involved in advancing government green infrastructure and social infrastructure in Toronto and Canada. In 2017, he served as a parliamentary secretary to the Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, where he helped to advocate federal priorities such as criminal justice reform, Reconciliation with indigenous peoples with Restorative justice.


“My career has always bent toward public service. I’ve served federally; I’ve volunteered locally. And as the descendant of Italian immigrants who came here with very little, I want to contribute in the greatest way I can,” Mendicino told Toronto Life. Mendicino as an immigrant descendant clearly understands the psychosocial effects of the traumas of distorted immigration on immigrants and their families and this has served as a driving force behind his passion for defending immigration laws.

The statement above shows that Marco Mendicino is all about the welfare of immigration and immigrants which means that Marco would uphold Canada’s insight to invite over one million immigrants in the next three years by skyrocketing immigration targets to take in more immigrants than ever.