Vaccines already being used in the fight to stop COVID-19 will give Canadian immigration a much-need shot in the arm in the coming year as governments lift travel restrictions imposed during the pandemic.

"If all goes according to plan, we should be able to have the majority of Canadians vaccinated by next September," Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has said. "That puts us in very good stead."

That means Canada could reach herd immunity - a situation where such a large percentage of the population is immune to a disease that it can no longer spread - by early in the second half of 2021.

Experts peg the threshold of vaccination or having recovered from COVID-19 needed to reach herd immunity at anywhere from 50 to 90 per cent.

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