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New immigrants enjoy better employment prospects in Canada during COVID-19

Canada Immigration

The immigrants who have arrived in Canada in the past five years are enjoying better employment prospects since the start of COVID-19 pandemic, according to reports. The employment rate of the new immigrants hit 70.4 percent in August 2021. This rate is 6.1 percentage points higher compared to the same month in 2019, before the pandemic outbreak.

Pathways for Canada immigrants

Experts attribute this phenomenon to the fact that most of the new immigrants might have come to Canada during the pandemic period through economic immigration programs such as Atlantic Immigration Pilot, Canadian Experience Class, Caregiver, Skilled Trades Program and Skilled Worker program. As these programs assess and select candidates on the basis of their capacity to economically establish themselves in the country, obviously they have better chances of landing in a job sooner. Others are those who have come to Canada initially through the Global Talent Stream (GTS) of the Temporary Foreign Worker Program (TFWP). As the program aims to fill labour shortages within the shortest possible time, the processing of visa and the work permit of the selected candidate is completed within just two weeks.

Though it’s a fact that the pandemic has affected the immigration levels, the Canadian economy is recovering fast and jobs are becoming abundant. It means increased opportunities for anybody who migrates to Canada. According to Statistics Canada, employment rose by .5 percent or 90000 last month. The employment rate in Canada is recording an increase for the third consecutive month. And the country is also facing a shortage of labour, especially in sectors like hospitality, construction and health.

The business leaders of New Brunswick, a province which faces a high level of labour scarcity, recently urged the Canada government to provide an annual nomination allocation of 10000 to the province. They have also urged the government to simplify and speed up the immigration process. Further, they have asked the government to provide more funds for settlement services and initiatives for welcoming communities.

Canada is witnessing a surge in job vacancies as the country is fast recovering from the impact of COVID-19. Do you wish to migrate to Canada? Find your best options by talking to the Canada immigration consultants of CanApprove. Contact us now.

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