Canada’s “YES” To Immigration
- November 27, 2020
- Posted by: Manjoorans Academy
- Category: Latest News
Did you know that in Canada, 33% of all business owners with paid staff and 25% of workers in the Canadian health sector are immigrants?
So, if you are interested in immigrating to Canada, this news that Canada is all set and ready to open its gates to immigration, so as to save their economy, will definitely excite you!
Having realized the prominent role immigrants play in their economy, The Canadian Government has come up with the 2021‒2023 Immigration Levels Plan, a big nod of “yes” to encourage immigration, which would help them recover their pandemic affected economy, to drive a growth in future and to create more jobs for the middle-class Canadians.
It is mostly these immigrants in Canada that contributes majorly to most of their sectors of the economy, especially the ones like Healthcare, information technology and farmers and producers, all rely on the services of these immigrants, to maintain their supply chain and create more jobs for the Canadians.
This plan was approved by the Honourable Marco Mendicino, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, keeping in mind the negative impacts that the global travel restrictions and capacity constraints has led to, especially the shortfall in admissions in the past few months. The Ministry of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship however, had been, accepting and approving applications throughout this pandemic period.
This 2021-2023 levels plan aims to continue welcoming immigrants at a rate of about 1% of the population of Canada, including 401,000 permanent residents in 2021, 411,000 in 2022 and 421,000 in 2023. The previous plan set targets of 351,000 in 2021 and 361,000 in 2022. By doing so, the Canadian Government intends to solve the effects these shortfall in admissions has caused and to successfully ensure that Canada has the workers it needs to fill crucial labour market gaps and also to remain competitive on the world stage.
Even with their agreement to welcome more immigration to their country, it is very evident how their top priority remains unchanged – the health, safety and security of Canadians. Even when they welcome their new comers with a warm heart, they intend to closely following the advice of public health officials while continuing their strengthened health screening at the border as well as monitoring and enforcement.
Canada, through the refugee resettlement, wants to recognize the importance of family reunification and Canada’s global commitment in protecting those most at risk, and it is with this purpose that they have made their multi-year levels plan.
This plan, hence, highlights its need to have an increase in in admissions over the 3 years of the plan to make up the shortfall in 2020. It is also inclusive of a focus on the economic growth, with about 60% of admissions to come from the Economic Class. The Canadian Government, with this latest plan wants to address the diverse labour and demographic needs across the country. A well-maintained focus on innovative and community-driven approaches, is the solution this plan puts forward for that issue.
Another highlight of this 2021-2023 plan is its suggestion to get a renewed commitment to support operations and to help lessen the impacts of COVID-19 on the processing of applications, with its capacity-building and digital transformation in Canada’s immigration system. An interesting highlight of the plan is the step to give additional points for French-speaking candidates under Express Entry. The Canadian Government aims to promote the growth of Francophone communities outside of Quebec by including such a step in their 2021-2023 Plan.
Economic Mobility Pathways Project, an innovative approach that helps qualified refugees apply for permanent residence through existing economic immigration pathways, is also part of this plan. Over the next 2 years, with this approach, they want to have a commitment to admit up to 500 refugees.
Another major attraction of the Plan is its decision to include a pathway to permanent residence, for the eligible asylum claimants, who had been working on the front lines of the pandemic, providing direct care to patients in health-care institutions between March 13 and August 14, 2020.
“Immigration is essential to getting us through the pandemic, but also to our short-term economic recovery and our long-term economic growth. Canadians have seen how newcomers are playing an outsized role in our hospitals and care homes, and helping us to keep food on the table” points out the Honourable Marco E. L. Mendicino, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship. With this, it is clear that Canada is opening new vista of opportunities to the world, as they welcome immigration with a big “yes” to their new 2021-2023 Immigration Levels Plan.