Canada Immigration After Coronavirus Pandemic

How does the Canada Immigration will look like post coronavirus pandemic?

Even though there is uncertainty in almost everything during this pandemic situation. But one thing is most certain and sure that Canada is going to be needing immigrants and also the wish and desire of newcomers to come to this beautiful country. 

There are both internal and external factors that are going to play their role in determining the future and scope of the Canadian Immigration system past this coronavirus pandemic.

Canadian politics, economy, demographic, processing capacity, and integration capacity for newcomers will be the deciding factors for Immigration to Canada. However, externally global circumstances on immigration levels will be an influential factor here. 

Canada Immigration and Internal Factors

Canadian Immigration Authority is actively seeking skilled professionals to combat its post coronavirus economic recovery. There has a promise made by Canada’s Immigration Minister Marco Mendicino that even after the pandemic, immigration will be an enduring value proposition for Canada.

He had recently had a meeting with the Provincial Immigration Minister for the discussion of immigration levels till 2023. They have also discussed the impact of international students among other topics that will play a crucial role in the Canadian Economy. 

According to the Association for Canadian Studies survey, the Canadian younger generation is also maintaining a relatively positive outlook towards immigration. Almost around 61 percent of candidates in the survey have a strong belief that new immigrants will certainly help in uplifting the Canadian economy. 

Demographic factors are also one of the important features that will drive the immigration level as well. As we all know that Canada has a low birth rate and an aging population. It is estimated that over 9 million of the Canadian population is about to retire in the year 2030. As per the Canadian census, the birth rate of Canada is 1.6 babies per couple whereas to maintain the current population density it is needed around 2.1 babies. It is also a fact that this current birth rate is going to dip due to the impact of COVID-19 on the economic front.

By the year 2034, the Conference Board of Canada says that immigrants are going to be wholly responsible for the Canadian population and economic growth as well.

It is evident that immigrants are going to do well in the creation of jobs and the succession of labour market. As per Statistics Canada, it has been founded that businesses owned by immigrants are more likely to create new products or will help in the innovation of new methods for existing products as well. Different immigration programs have a different impact on Canada like immigrants from the Provincial Nominee Program and the Federal Canadian Experience Class has a much better effect on the labour market than other immigration programs.

Federal Skilled Worker Program immigrants also have a better chance of integrating with the Canadian market and they also tend to earn more than the Canadian born workers in the coming five years from the landing in Canada.

Canada Immigration And Global Factors

When it comes to the determination of immigration levels, the interest of foreign nationals is also taken into consideration by Canada. For this reason, Canada even makes adjustments for immigration targets even in situations like crises. For example, during the time Syrian Civil War, the Canadian Government made adjustments for lowering the targets for Economic Class Immigration to aid the necessity of creating room for Syrian Refugees in the year 2015-2016. 

Canada has also taken a dip in the number of newcomers due to this pandemic. These levels started to recover from the month of June when around 19000 new PR candidates enrolled in Canada. Though these numbers are much less the number from June 2019 which was around 34000.

In a survey conducted by the World Education Services (WES), it has been evident that due to this pandemic the interest to migrate to Canada has dramatically increased. This is because it is believed that Canada will experience will a much less downfall in the economy than other countries.

A Little More Certainty In The Coming Fall

Economic challenges act as a double-edged sword in many countries. These changes will increase the migrant demands in Canada for some potential immigrants. On the other hand, it will be closing the gates for candidates who are impacted by factors like currency devaluations and job loss.

Canada Immigration fee takes a hike in its fee in April due to a few global currencies fluctuations. Nigeria which is one of the main sources for immigration has its currency dropped with the falling of oil price. The oil-rich countries, on the other hand, saw the same scenario because they have limited access to disposable income due to this pandemic. 

Canada Immigration in the year 2021 is still a little foggy because of this situation which threatens the health and economy of the world.

Even with 55 percent of job losses, the Canadian economy is still in the recovering phase. This will continue to move forward as there is still a positive and encouraging attitude of candidates towards migrating to Canada.

So all these factors will influence the Canada Immigration Levels Plan for 2021-2023 which are scheduled to be announced by November 1st, 2020.

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