High immigration could affect housing, Ottawa was warned two years ago

Federal public servants warned the government that large increases in immigration could affect housing affordability and services.

Documents obtained by The Canadian Press through an access-to-information request show Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada analyzed the potential effects immigration would have on the economy, housing and services as it prepared its immigration targets for 2023-2025.

The deputy minister, among others, was warned in 2022 that housing construction had not kept up with the pace of population growth.