Canada is no exception to the way pandemic has restricted travel worldwide. Despite this, the Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) held the Canada Immigration spirits high by conducting regular nomination draws for Canada PR as well as process new applications for permanent residence.
Canada welcomed about 160,000 new immigrants since March 2020, the month when it first imposed international travel restrictions. This shows a greater need for Canada to attract eligible skilled workers, entrepreneurs, international students who are willing to work and settle in the country permanently.
Since the relaxations in travel to Canada with mandatory application of COVID-19 travel guidelines, new students applying for study permits, and new applications for permanent residence, entrepreneur immigration are welcome.
Canada realizes the importance of international students in migrating to Canada. Here are our top trends showing why International students thrive in Canada. Here is also a study by Remitly showing why Canada is the most preferred destination among the immigrants.
Pandemic Amplified The Need For New Talent In Canada
Canada managed to welcome over 341,000 new immigrants in 2019. The new Immigration Levels Plan is targeting 400,000 new immigrants every year till 2023.
The country has been undergoing a demographic transition phase where the aging population and the low birth rate are effectively countered by incentivizing both economic and family immigration programs. The pandemic only amplified the need for new talent.
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Canada Immigration Options
The Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB) notes the majority of labor shortages in occupations that require at least a college diploma or an apprenticeship.
Further, over the next three years, Canada will target over 60% annual intakes through economic programs – Federal Skilled Worker Program, Canada Experience Class, Federal Skills Trades Program, Provincial Nominee Program, Entrepreneur Immigration.
Express Entry and Provincial Nominee Programs form the two most important pathways for skilled immigration to Canada. Any eligible candidates can create an online profile for the Express Entry system or submit an Expression of Interest (EOI) profile to the respective provincial program.
These profiles are ranked against each other based on human capital factors like age, education, work experience, language proficiency in English or French. In order to receive a provincial nomination, provincial ties need to be demonstrated.
Provincial ties could be any relatives living in the province, prior work experience in the province or graduated from any institution within the province, etc.
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