The Covid pandemic has disrupted travel worldwide, and Canada is not left out either. The country imposed several travel restrictions in March 2020 to curtail the spread of infection. In spite of this, the Canadian residency applications were processed by Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC). This was done to attract deserving and qualified individuals to migrate to Canada and prepare the country for economic recovery.
Canadian immigration need is not recent. Canada was already planning to accept growing numbers of new immigrants per year even prior to the pandemic, and employers and business leaders called for more aggressive immigration policies. The reason being, Canada has a large elderly population that creates shortages of labor. The Covid pandemic just exacerbated the need for more talent.
A survey conducted by World Education Services (WES) in June 2020 shows that more people are enthusiastic about immigrating to Canada in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic. 45% of the respondents showed a willingness to move to Canada, as compared to the earlier survey held in April 2020 where it was 35%. The percentage of respondents who believe that Canada’s economy is better when compared to their home country is 58%.
The pandemic has encouraged the immigrants, even more, to migrate to Canada. Let’s discuss some key factors which indicate why this is the right time for Canadian immigration.