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Why are Canadian employers hiring more foreign workers?

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In the past few months, Canadian employers have been hiring foreign workers in large numbers. As the Canadian economy is recovering from the impact of the pandemic, a large number of job vacancies remain to be filled in various industrial sectors. Canada had a record number of job vacancies last year. In the third quarter of 2021, the country had a total of 912600, which is an all-time high. The vacancies were across a variety of sectors including food services, healthcare, retail etc.
pnp finderAccording to 2021 census, a significant number of Canadian workers have reached their retirement age. At present, 1 in 5 or 21.8% of Canada’s population is in the 55-64 age group. It is for the first time in the history of Canada that such a high number of citizens have reached their retirement age. This has further increased the demand for foreign workers to fill the vacancies that would be created by their retirement.

Why Canada needs immigrants?

Canada is one of the fastest growing economies in the world and yet, it is facing certain demographic challenges. The country has low birth rate and the population is aging fast. So Canada needs more immigrants to sustain a healthy population growth. Immigrants help Canadian economy grow by many ways- by working, paying taxes and consuming goods.

This is the primary reason why Canada remains one of the most immigrant-friendly countries in the world. The immigration system of Canada in also one of the most sophisticated. In this post-pandemic period, Canada government is taking enhanced efforts to attract more immigrant workers to the country. As part of these, Canada has taken steps to make the immigration process smoother and faster. The pandemic had caused delays in processing immigration applications. But Canada’s immigration minister Sean Fraser has promised that the processing times would be brought back to normal standards in the coming months. Many provincial governments have also taken several measures to attract more immigrant workers to their regions.

The demand for skilled workers specialised in areas such as healthcare, technology and food services and many other sectors have increased in the past few months. Do you wish to move to Canada permanently? Talk to Canada immigration experts of CanApprove and find out the best immigration pathway for you. CanApprove has more than two decades of experience in Canada migration and can help to make the immigration process smoother for you. Contact us to know more.

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