It is very difficult to predict how Canada immigration will look like in the future, but what is certain that immigration will not cease! Canada needs immigrants to help in recovery of economy post coronavirus. The country has very low birth rate and an aging population. It is crucial to act now and implement the strategies to welcome more foreign workers.
How Canadian Government is planning to achieve that?
On October 30 Marco Mendicino, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, tabled the 2021‒2023 Immigration Levels Plan. The proposed quotas are very ambitious and Canada is planning to welcome more than 400,000 immigrants each year.
Last year 341,180 permanent residents were admitted in Canada and this year we are not even close to this number due global pandemic.
Mr Mendicino stated:
‘Even as we adjust to the extraordinary challenge of the COVID-19 pandemic, we cannot lose sight of the enormous benefits immigration presents to our prosperity and way of life. Newcomers bring their heritage and culture, but also their talent, ideas and perspectives.’
Over the years, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada has worked very hard to provide hope and opportunity to so many people in need. As they respond to the significant challenges of 2020, the Department continues to be focused on delivering the best possible services to Canadians and foreign nationals wanting to come to Canada.
The public needs to understand that unfilled jobs cost the country. Less income tax and spending is affecting funding for social programs directly. That’s why it is very important to emphasize immigration plans and its effect on Canada’s population growth.
We hope that Immigrant selection programs will continue to grow and innovate in next couple of years to compensate coronavirus gap in Canadian immigration.
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