John McCallum PC MP (born April 9, 1950) is a Canadian politician, economist and university professor. A Liberal Member of Parliament (MP) since the 2000 election, he currently represents Markham—Thornhill, and has previously represented Markham—Unionville and Markham. He is a member of the Queen's Privy Council for Canada, and is currently the Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship.
As immigration minister puts forward new legislature to welcome between 280,000 and 305,000 permanent residents by the end of 2016, a 7.4 per cent increase from the 2015 admission target. He says “Indeed, it is the highest number of projected immigrant admissions put forth by the Government of Canada in modern times”
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