Relocating to Canada is about to get easier – and sweeter!

Nigerian students and professionals who wish to relocate to Canada will love this: the country is set to reveal increased targets for would-be immigrants any moment from now.

Rules would also be eased for international students to become permanent residents.

John McCallum (pictured), minister of immigration, refugees and citizenship, is expected to reveal the new targets Monday, a day before Bill Morneau, finance minister, presents his fall economic update, CBC news reports.

The country’s economic growth advisory council has recommended 450,000 people over the next five years.

But for 2016 alone, the aim of the Canadian government was to permit 300,000 people.

On Friday, while speaking at the Canadian Chamber of Commerce in the Philippines, McCallum explained that the significant increase in the country’s immigration was an attempt to fill the country’s labour needs due to ageing population.

“So why not substantially increase the number of immigrants coming to Canada? And that is, I think, I hope, what we are about to do,” he said.

To make it easier for immigrants to go into the country, McCallum said the government intends to ease some of the rules for international students to come to Canada and become permanent residents.

The minister also said he is reviewing labour market impact assessment (LMIA), a document employers need to hire foreigners over Canadians.

However, there has been debate in Canada over plans to hike the immigration quota at a time the country was witnessing high unemployment rates.