Canada is the only western country to be inviting more immigrants post-pandemic. The country is already on track to welcome nearly 432,000 new permanent residents by the end of 2022.
Immigration plays a significant role in supporting the Canadian economy, maintaining Canada’s labor force, and supporting its aging demography. In fact, the 2016 census finds one in four healthcare workers is an immigrant in Canada.
Breaking down further, we find that 23% of registered nurses and 36% of physicians in Canada are immigrants. Other healthcare occupations in Canada also make up a substantial percentage:
- 54% of dental technologists and related occupations
- 39% of dentists
- 37% of pharmacists
- 35% of nurse aides and related occupations
|Canada boosts about 85% retention rate of permanent residents in Canada. Meaning that newcomers to Canada like international students or those on work permits have higher chances of obtaining permanent residency.|
Not only immigrants are employed but also get opportunities to start their own businesses. Over 33% of immigrants are business owners in industries such as construction, professional services, health care, and retail trade. There are more than 600,000 self-employed immigrants across Canada, of which over 260,000 have paid employees.
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Most Newcomers are Skilled Immigrants
Immigration levels plan 2022-2024 targets to invite new immigrants amounting to 1.14% of the Canadian population in the next three years. More than 60% of its target will be met by skilled immigrants from the economic class through Express Entry & Provincial Nominee Programs.
|Most immigrants earn about the same as a natural-born Canadian within 12 years of arrival.
Most skilled workers who arrive in Canada through the Express Entry program take even lesser time to earn more than their native counterparts.
Nearly 138,000 of all new immigrants so far in 2022 have been targeted under economic class programs. Canada is preferring more such candidates in recent times to counter the financial burden of aging demography in income tax reduces while public expenses increase in infrastructure, pensions, and healthcare systems.
Targeting younger economic immigrants in Canada including international students, and experienced professionals can help sustain businesses as well as increase public revenue by means of taxes.
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