Canada Wants Over One Million New Immigrants by 2022

Are you wishing to live and work in Canada? You have a good chance to immigrate to Canada considering the federal government’s plan to welcome more than one million immigrants between the years 2020 and 2022. 

Recently, the Minister of Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC), Marco Mendicino has talked about his plans regarding Canada’s immigration system in a speech he delivered in Toronto. 

The immigration ministers of Canada have a ritual of delivering “Vision” speeches. In these kinds of speeches, the minister shares his aspirational goals and the policies that he will frame to achieve these goals. 

Marco Mendicino believes that the future and economy of Canada depend on immigration. Thus, it is crucial to have a favorable immigration plan to pursue immigration targets and to know how many numbers of immigrants are required in the coming years to help Canada maintain its economic prosperity. 

Does Canada need Immigrants?

Canada is a country with an aging population and a low birth rate. Due to this, the country faces an acute shortage of workers and a greater pressure on the economy. It becomes difficult for Canada to manage health care as the elderly population continues to increase while the share of workers remains insignificant. 

As a result, the immigration minister is pushing to welcome more immigrants in Canada. As per the estimates, by the 2030s, 100 percent of Canada’s population growth will be a result of immigration. 

Mendicino has indicated that Canada’s Immigration Levels Plan for 2020-2022 will be tabled in March this year. 

Express Entry: Gateway to Canada

The Express Entry system is the prime immigration system of Canada. Since 2015, it has been excessively successful in attracting new immigrants every year. 

Mendicino has pointed out that 95 percent of the candidates who arrived in Canada through Express Entry have jobs and around 80 percent of them are working in their professions.

Express Entry will remain the major source of immigrants in the coming years as well.

Pilot Programs: A big success

The government of Canada has successfully implemented pilot programs for newcomers. Canada has popular programs such as the Atlantic Immigration Pilot, Rural and Northern Immigration Pilot, and the Global Talent Stream that are helping Canada to get economic immigrants.

Rural and Northern Immigration Pilot is a community-driven program launched by the government in 2019 to help communities fill their labor market needs. 

Next, Canada will have a Municipal Nominee Program that will help in the economic growth of the country. 

Immigration: A strength of Canada

Canada is dependent on immigrants to support its economy. In his speech, Mendicino has highlighted that the immigration system developed by Canada has been appreciated by the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD). Canada has effectively managed its immigration framework and immigration has become a crucial element of Canada’s economy. 

Mendicino has stated that immigration will help Canada to boost its economy, have labor market growth, and support new businesses. In Mendicino’s words, immigration ensures that “Canada remains the best country in the world”

To conclude, a large number of immigrants who wish to migrate to Canada will get an opportunity in the coming years. 

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