When we hear “Canada”, we instantly envisage coastal waters in intrinsic blue, scenic tall pines, maples, or the great mountains and prairies that adorn almost every nature calendar or website in the world.
People also identify Canada as a modern, democratic developed nation, bustling with people who are kind, courteous, and respectful.
And with immigrants representing one in five people living in the country at present, Canada or “the Great White North” has become an example of a great country that has lovingly embraced a culturally, religiously, and ethnically diverse society in today’s intolerant times. It’s the influx of immigrants that has created strong economic and social foundations in the past and continues to show potential for future growth and prosperity.
Immigration Goes Way Back In Canadian History
Immigration has played a key role in advancing Canada’s tradition of bringing diverse people together to live within the same national community. Whether they’re looking for better economic opportunities, reuniting with family members, or seeking protection as refugees or other protected persons, newcomers to Canada have been a major source of the much-needed skilled labour force to increase productivity and generate cash flow in the economy. Along with those who make Canada their permanent home, there are many who come to Canada as visitors, international students, or temporary foreign workers. Millions of people from around the globe have preferred to reside in Canada and make it their new home.
In 1937, John Buchanan, the First Governor-General of Canada and a Scottish immigrant himself, declared that immigrants should “retain their individuality and each make its contribution to the national character.”
This philosophy became the foundation for Canada’s Multiculturalism Policy which was declared in 1971. It states that “Canada recognized the value of diversity and affirmed the dignity of all Canadian citizens regardless of racial or ethnic origins, language or religious affiliation.”
Immigrants Help to Maintain Canada’s Working Population
Immigration is the key driver to boost Canada’s population, especially in the context of low birth rates and a mature working-age population. Canada’s fertility level — defined as 2.1 children per woman in the 1970s has gone down to almost 1.5 children in recent times.
By 2040, 25 percent of the population will be at least 65 years old, up from 17 percent currently, according to Conference Board of Canada projections. As a result, Canadian Immigration likes to favour young, skilled, and mobile international workers.
Between 2017 and 2018, net immigration accounted for an 80% of Canada’s population increase. Canada’s population growth rate between 2018 and 2019, at 1.4%, was the highest among G7 nations. This increase of over 531,000 people was predominantly (82%) driven by the inflow of immigrants and non-permanent residents.
Immigrants and newcomers contribute to economic growth
Canada is not just the second largest country, but it also has the third-largest oil deposits after Venezuela and Saudi Arabia and holds almost $33.2 trillion worth of commodities as well as energy minerals, such as uranium, coal, etc. Besides being the leading supplier of natural gas and phosphate, Canada is also the third-largest exporter of timber.
With ample resources and opportunities to grow its industries and productivity, Canada falls short when it comes to supplying labour and a skilled workforce, especially after the onset of the pandemic. The 2021-2023 immigration levels plan to set an ambitious target for immigration at 401,000 in 2021, acknowledging immigration as a key economic recovery driver from COVID-19.
Economic immigrants are central support of Canada’s economic recovery and future fiscal success. Not only are they educated, fill targeted labour market and skills deficiency but they also contribute to innovation, workplace diversity, and have the talents, expertise, and dexterity needed to quickly amalgamate and adapt to the Canadian labour market. The Bank of Canada recognizes high immigration levels as an advantage for the economy, driving labour force growth, consumption, and housing activity.
It’s safe to say that regardless of their pathway into Canada, immigrants contribute to Canada’s economy in a meaningful way; supporting the success and growth of various industries, and contributing to Canada’s diversity and multiculturalism.
Navigating your application through the Canadian immigration system can be confusing and time-consuming.
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Every program comes with satisfying a number of rules and regulations, filing appropriate and complete forms, and attaching relevant documents. All this, along with strict submission dates, can lead to extreme pressure and plentiful areas of making errors. But that’s where we are proficient!.
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