Canada to admit 1.4 million immigrants to help with healthcare and more...
Even as the world is heading towards a possible recession, between now and 2025, Canada will be the most desirable place to migrate.
Canada is increasing the immigration levels to maintain a steady supply of people, who can sustain the growth of the countries economy as workers, consumers, and taxpayers. Ca
nadas population is aging fast and the birth rate is low. In this situation, Canada cannot maintain a healthy population growth without immigration.
Canada newcomer population is around 8 million (roughly 21.5%) of the total population (39 million people) and projected to rise as high as 34% by 2041. The country even recorded the highest job vacancies, about 957,500 jobs in the first quarter of 2022. Canada even targets to invite around 500,000 new immigrants annually in the next three years.
More than half (56.1%) of Canadian businesses in 2021 reported that their overall workforce was not fully proficient to perform their job at the required level. Not only newcomers will find exciting work and study opportunities in Canada, but even the country needs more foreign skilled workers to address skills gap in major sectors like healthcare and tech.
Further, it is also found that one in every four healthcare professionals in Canada is an immigrant.
the new immigration levels plan 2023-25 rises intake targets under economic class programs like Canada Express Entry and Provincial Nominee Program (PNP).
Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) is expected to target a record-breaking 100,000 annual intakes through active Canada PNP alone. About 105,500 in 2023 are expected to receive invitations to apply for provincial nominations and subsequently, a chance to qualify for Canada permanent residency.
Canada Express Entry, especially Federal Skilled Worker Program suffered a major roadblock since pandemic-related travel restrictions in 2020. Intake levels under Express Entry will be 82,880 in 2023 and cross 100,000 from 2024 onwards.
Almost every report and survey released in recent years have shown native Canadians supportive of rising immigration levels in the country.
For example, this recently released survey report on Canadian immigration shows that the local population is more supportive of welcoming more immigrants than ever. It found upto 70% of Canadians disagree or strongly disagree when asked if Canada immigration levels were too high.
Such is the level of support for immigration in Canada...
Even across the political lines, the support for rise in immigration population in Canada in upcoming years is high. The overall support for elevated levels of immigration has increased among supporters of the various political parties since 2021 ,federal Liberal Party (up 4%), NDP (up 4%), and Green Party (up 19%), whereas Conservative party saw a slight decline.