The government of Canada recently launched a new global campaign called “It Takes a Community” to recognize the contributions and many other positive ways that migrants can impact the local community.
The goal of the campaign is to counter misinformation and anti-immigrant sentiment, combat the rise of discrimination, hate speech, and xenophobia around the world. It envisions spreading stories about how migration can enrich lives over the next 12 months.
Together with various national and local governments, businesses, civil society, Canada aims to focus on migrants and other community members who contribute to building stronger societies, especially during the current pandemic.
The campaign website goes on to say, “Recent times have seen inaccurate and harmful narratives about migrants rise worldwide, a challenge that has become even more urgent in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic.”
“Now more than ever, it is important for us to come together to ensure that everyone receives the support and protection they need for communities to build back better from COVID-19.”
People anywhere in the world can join the campaign by sharing their experience on immigration through social media along with the hashtag #ItTakesACommunity.
They can access a digital toolkit with templates, customizable content, and sample messages for raising awareness about the positive effects of migration on their communities. Currently, the toolkit is available only in English and French.
Why Canada Needs Immigrants?
Canada is caught in a strange situation where aging demography, low birth rate, and pandemic-related travel restrictions have impacted the immigration of foreign workers to a varying extent.
It can be understood from the fact that Canada released a new immigration levels plan even during the pandemic and aims to invite up to 1.2 million new immigrants in the next three years for its economic recovery.
However, it is also true that Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has not held an all-program Express Entry draw in 2021. The significance of all-program draw is that immigration candidates with no work experience in Canada are also considered for permanent residence under the Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP). IRCC has nominated only those candidates in 2021 to apply for permanent residence who are already present in Canada or have a prior work experience in Canada.
Canada will attract nearly 108,000 new immigrants for permanent residency through the Express Entry system in 2021.
In addition to federal nomination draws, various Canadian provinces have regularly held their own draws to provide an alternate route for permanent residency to desirable candidates. Having said that, Canada aims to attract up to 80,800 newcomers in 2021 only through Canada PNP.
Further, recent reports have only suggested improved retention rates among immigrants in smaller cities in Canada.
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