When it comes to the future of immigration to Canada, it’s no longer a question of “why immigration” but “how much,” says federal Immigration Minister, Ahmed Hussein.
“That’s where the debate is now,” he told his audience at the 2018 Canadian Immigration Summit in Ottawa. “Without immigration, our ability to grow our economy would become an impossibility,” he is quoted as saying.
Multiculturalism is a unifying factor in Canada. It has helped shaped the history and culture of Canada, Offering easy assimilation to new immigrants.
There is no dearth of the reason why Canada has become a destination hub for immigrants, tourists, and students.
Home to some of the world’s leading institution and research center, poised at offering quality, researched based education to its teeming population, this feat has endeared a lot of international students to Canada.
Canada is a multi-trillion dollar economy which offers vast opportunities for business owners and job seekers alike.
Canada has a flexible immigration process and an expedited process for highly skilled applicants, a move by the Canadian government to lure the brightest minds to come live and work in Canada and obtain permanent residency status.
There are various ways to immigrate to Canada, but this is one of the fastest routes to enter Canada.
As affirmed by the Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, Canada needs skillful immigrants that will contribute positively to the development and growth of the economy through their diverse expertise.
According to a study conducted by the Environics Institute and the Canadian Race Relations Foundation, the majority of Canadians interviewed affirmed the positive contributions of immigrants.
Canada is among a few countries that are most generous to immigrants. Though a meager percentage of Canadians have a contrary view, arguing that most immigrants are not aligned with the Canadian values.
In 2015 Canada introduced highly effective and selective procedures in selecting highly qualified candidates to become permanent residents in Canada. This method replaced the old first-come first-serve immigration system to a more robust procedure.
The Canadian Express Entry system is a simplified immigration process, this process allows prospective immigrants to create a profile in Express Entry.
Applicants profiles are ranked against each other, and a point based system termed Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) is used to award accumulated points to the candidates profile based on these factors
- Work Experience
- language skills