Despite the onset of the coronavirus pandemic, Canada has issued more ITA’s through Express Entry this year than ever before. The Canadian federal government has so far invited 61,850 eligible candidates to apply for permanent residency in the country, and we have reason to hope that this number will continue to rise in the next few months.
If you have always hoped to migrate to Canada one day, then it is possible that your opportunity to move is already available. Here are some reasons why you should push through with moving to Canada:
Canada is good for students
Despite the coronavirus pandemic, Canada has been consistent in its support of international students—and the federal government has even made it easier than ever to submit an application for a Canadian study permit.
In 2019, the country was home to more than 650,000 international students at the post-secondary education level, and more than 58,000 former international students have moved on to become permanent residents in Canada.
In this year, Canada opened its doors to more than 67,000 international students across 15 different countries. It is clear that choosing to study in Canada offers a window of opportunity to integrate into the country, which can be accomplished by going through a provincial nominee program or through a federal immigration program.
The economy is thriving
A report that was recently published by Statistics Canada indicated that the Canadian economy took on an additional one million jobs in June of this year. A strong economy and job market mean that the country’s need for foreign workers increases, which is great news for prospective permanent residents and work permit seekers.
The Canadian government has returned to offering regular Express Entry draws, and they are issuing invitations to apply to candidates across all categories, including Federal Skilled Workers (FSW) and Federal Skilled Trades (FST).
Permanent residency in Canada is accessible
In the US, a skilled worker may have to wait decades before they can secure permanent residence in the US. However, Canada’s immigration system gives skilled workers the opportunity to apply directly for permanent residence if they are qualified for a program. Due to its convenience, many believe that it is one of the best ways to enter Canada.
If the applicant is granted permanent residency, he or she is given the freedom to live and work anywhere in the country as well as access to Canadian social services and universal healthcare. We would recommend consulting an immigration agency on this matter to make sure that you make the most out of your efforts.
This is the new “American Dream”
Between 2015 to 2019, the number of immigrants that have transferred to Canada has risen by 20 percent. Conversely, immigration data on the United States indicate that the numbers have fallen by 7 percent. This indicates that the new American dream can be found in Canada.
American companies are even looking into attracting Canadian employees as an avenue to recruit skilled overseas workers, which indicates that having an education and a career in Canada does make you attractive to employers across borders.
Furthermore, US immigration programs have become more restrictive in recent years, which puts Canada in a strategic position to welcome more newcomers.
Despite their eagerness to welcome new people, the Canadian government remains vigilant of the pandemic situation and is constantly looking for ways to improve the application process. However, online applications and other related technologies have made it possible to reduce the risk of spreading the infection. By jumping on this opportunity, you too can become a part of this bountiful dream.
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