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Canada immigration expected to rebound in second half of 2021

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Giving a fresh ray of hope for aspiring Canada immigrants, experts predict that Canada immigration will rebound in the second half of 2021. Canadian labour market roaring back to life and relaxations introduced in COVID-19 public health restrictions are the two important factors that indicate of the possible rebounding of the Canada immigration sector. These indicators were revealed by the June Labour Force Survey released on June 9.

It is also expected that Canada Express Entry system will break the draw pattern of alternating between Canadian Experience Class and Provincial Nominee Program candidates. Canada may resume all-program Express Entry draws in the second half this year, when Federal Skilled Worker Program candidates and Federal Skilled Trades Program candidates will receive invitations in Express Entry draws.

As the economic restrictions are being eased, the labour market of Canada is witnessing solid employment gains, especially in sectors which had been most affected by these restrictions. Employment in Canada rose by 230000 in June 2021. It is expected that Canada will witness a significant labour market recovery over the coming months.

Fall in population

The travel restrictions imposed in the wake COVID-19 has led to a drastic fall in Canada’s population growth. This has once again highlighted the importance of immigration in Canada. According to a Statistics Canada report, immigration accounted for more than three quarters of total population growth in Canada since 2016. In 2019, immigration contributed 85.7 percent of Canada’s total population growth. But in 2020, following the border restrictions, this percentage fell to 58 percent. International migration was 80 per cent lower in 2020, compared to 2019.

Canada remains committed to immigration

‘Despite the pandemic, Canada set an ambitions immigration target in 2021 in order to make up for the fall in immigration rates in 2020. As per the new immigration plan of Canada, the country will welcome 1.2 million new immigrants between 2021 and 2023.  The immigration target set for 2021 is 401000 new immigrants.

Canada’s Immigration Minister Marco Mendicino pointed out that immigration is important for Canada’s short-term economic recovery and long-term economic growth. He said newcomers play an ‘outsized role’ in healthcare and food industry sectors. He further pointed out that newcomers create jobs by providing businesses with the skills they need to thrive, but also starting new businesses themselves.

Considering all these factors, it can be expected that Canada immigration will rebound in the second half of 2021. If you wish to migrate to Canada, start your preparations right away so that you would be able to grab the opportunities that may soon come on your way. For more information, connect with CanApprove now.

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