What effect did the pandemic have on immigration to Canada? A significant one.
Permanent Residence, refugee, and family admissions were all substantially less than prior to the pandemic. Skilled workers and skilled trades weren’t considered for immigration at the beginning of the pandemic.
Temporary worker admissions were also down. Considering the importance of these workers, Canada took and is taking steps to support this group.
Since immigrants add greatly to the public revenue and help compensate for an aging population with more retirees, Canada needs and plans to admit more immigrants over the coming years.
Here are some ways to help Canada’s immigration, suggested by the Conference Board of Canada:
provide paths for immigrants to receive job offer(s)
provide help for economic immigrants
provide for more family and refugee admissions
provide for regions that don’t receive many immigrants to welcome more
provide ways that help more immigrants financially
provide settlement services
Things are changing for the better for immigrants in 2021. Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada is processing Permanent Residence applications for those immigrants already in Canada. As vaccinations continue and the pandemic has less of a grip on Canada and the world, there will be more immigrants accepted into Canada as the country works to meet its immigration goals.