Explaining Canadian immigration through Q&A will help you find answers to common concerns on why and how to plan for immigration.
Let’s begin our tenth edition of FAQs on Canadian immigration with the four most relevant and trending topics.
Q1. How will the risk of a likely global economic recession impact the chances of Canadian immigration in 2023?
The Canadian government warns that the country may experience a mild recession in the first quarter of 2023. Kristalina Georgieva, the chief of the IMF made grim predictions about the global economy in 2023. There are also some unverified reports about immigrants returning from Canada due to the economic slowdown.
However, credible sources from the Royal Bank of Canada (RBC) see resilience in certain economic sectors that have traditionally welcomed more immigrants into the country.
RBC predicts the travel and hospitality sectors could be more resilient than in past downturns. It also notes resilience in the broader services sector compared to goods-producing industries like manufacturing.
Service jobs like teachers and healthcare workers typically are less affected in recessions. The situation remains the same for professional, scientific, and technical services jobs – which were the largest source of employment growth from pre-pandemic levels (+17%) in Canada.
Immigrants with high skill levels will continue to have secure jobs in Canada and those with lower skill levels may be laid off or find it hard to qualify for Canada at present. Contact our immigration experts to get a better prospect on Canadian immigration based on your academic and work experience.
Q2. What is the future of Express Entry draws in Canada?
The federal Express Entry draws lost its appeal to Provincial Nominee Programs (PNP) in the last two-three years following the COVID-19 pandemic. Even though PNPs will target more immigrants in 2023, Canada Express Entry will continue to play a prominent role in the country’s immigration system and economy.
The royal assent to the new bill C-19 has revived the status of Canada Express Entry draws. Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) will now target eligible profiles in the Express Entry pool based on economic goals (occupation, education, or language proficiency) in the upcoming Canada Express Entry rounds.
The new change introduced after the enactment of the C-19 bill will allow anyone who is not able to meet Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) criteria but is skillful in a particular in-demand job may qualify under Express Entry to receive both federal and provincial invitations in 2023.
Additionally, 359 occupations are now eligible under the Canada Federal Skilled Worker program. Check your eligibility by getting in touch with our expert immigration counselors.
Q3. What is the road ahead for international students planning their studies in Canada?
Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) reportedly processed about 670,000 study permits in 2022. The total admission rate of international students in Canada is increasing year-on-year with the latest hike of 56% in study permit applications over 2020 student visa annual intakes.
Another world report enlists 15 Canadian universities among the Best Global Universities. Further, three Canadian Universities (the University of Toronto, the University of British Columbia, & McGill University) are ranked within the Top 100 World’s Best Universities.
Canada still offers the most reliable immigration and settlement options after graduation (Post-Graduation Work Permit, provincial streams, or Canada Experience Class), apart from world-class study programs, global scholarships, and much more. We know this for the fact that 3 out of every 10 international students transition to permanent residency within just 10 years of first receiving their study permit.
Additionally, international students who are in Canada and have off-campus work authorization on their study permit can work more than 20 hours per week off-campus while the class is in session until the end of 2023.
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Q4. Which occupation in Canada will be in demand in 2023?
Going by the recent trends observed by various workforce reports and federal and provincial nomination draws, a large number of skilled immigrants with experience in the education and healthcare industries will be in great demand in Canada in 2023.
For instance, Canadian provincial invitations in recent times from provinces like British Columbia, Nova Scotia, Ontario, Quebec, or northwest territories and invitations under the federal system have focused on skilled-based draws inviting eligible aspirants with work experience as teachers, nurses, or IT professionals.
It is already established that a quarter of registered nurses and 36% of physicians in Canada are not Canadian-born, suggesting a bigger role played by immigration in supporting key sectors of Canada.
Presently, there is a demand for both nurses and doctors in the healthcare sector. There is a huge demand for skilled workers in several sectors, including dental, pharmacy, elementary and secondary schools (teacher assistants), the construction sector, heavy transportation, the food industry, etc.
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Canada is witnessing a huge demand for augmenting the local workforce with foreign talent. It is being supplemented by government support and liberal immigration policies targeting upto 500000 new immigrants annually.
The future for economic-class immigration is bright as 60% of the annual immigration targets are expected to come from federal Express Entry programs and Provincial Nominee Programs. And this is why we have come up with FAQs on Canadian immigration for you to comprehend your chances of qualifying sooner!
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