Massive shortage of Labourers in Canada; Government looks to Immigrants

Canada needs you. It’s a question of whether you are willing to leverage on the panoply of opportunities and migration pathways offered by the migrant-friendly North American giant.

The government of Canada has reveladed there is a acutee paucity in manpower and is seeking to fill existing vacancies across the nation’s various economic sectors.

Statistics Canada detailed that the labour shortage in the Great White North nation has reached a record high of ONE MILLION.

The country’s government is looking to bring in foreigners including Nigerians to fill the vacant positions to hedge the economy.

Canada is replete with an agine populsce and a decline in birth rates.
Migrations have played a significant role in ameliorating labour shortages and boosting the economy.

According to Statista: “The average age of the Canadian resident population was about 41.1 years in 2021, with Newfoundland and Labrador having the oldest average population, and Nunavut having the youngest average population. Additionally, the majority of Canadians, both males and females, are single.”

Below are some of the verdant migration pathways that the government Is leveraging on to attract foreigners to placate labour shortages.

1. Post Graduate Work Permit

The Post Graduation Work Permit allows international students to extent their stay in the country after graduation.
The eligibility criteria is graduation from a Designaged Learning Institution (DLI) in Canada. The program of study must not be less than 8 months.

The permit could be anything form 9 months to 3 years depending on the course of study.

2. Express Entry Draws

Express Entry is Canada’s key system to attract foreign talent and manage immigration applications. After pausing Express Entry draws in 2021, the federal government announced that they will resume the draws in July.

Apart from the resumption of Express Entry draws, the federal government also announced that it is currently in the process of approving Bill C-19.

Bill C-19 permits the immigration minister control over who is selected in the Express Entry draws. Instead of drawing candidates based solely on their Comprehensive Ranking Score (CRS), the minister can select candidates based on their ability to meet the country’s economic needs.

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