Canada Needs You More Than You Know!
Many people believe that immigrants in Canada are increasingly being treated as a disposable commodity. Consequentially, your chances of being rejected as an immigration applicant to Canada are at an all time high.
What you may not realize is that Canada needs you more than you know. Non-permanent residents are a growing, powerful and critical force in Canadian society, and that is why Canada should be at the top of your list if you are thinking of leaving your home and working abroad.
According to a study by CIBC, one of Canada’s leading banks, the number of non-permanent residents (NPR’s) in Canada has grown over the last ten years by 450,000 to close to 770,000. In fact, the report indicates that the number of NPR’s in Canada is at a record high. There are more non-permanent residents in Canada than ever before and it is unlikely that this will change anytime soon.
In spite of all the political commentary and hysteria surrounding immigration in Canada the simple fact is that Canada needs people just like you in order to sustain societal and economic growth. Take for example the two largest provinces in Canada, Ontario and British Columbia. According to the CIBC report, if not for the increase in NPR’s over the last ten years, Ontario would have suffered an incredible decline of 120,000 people between the ages of 25 to 44. Additionally, NPR’s can account all of the growth within this same age group in British Columbia.
Imagine what both of these provinces would look like without people like you coming to work and live in Canada. Ontario and British Columbia have two of the hottest housing and condominium markets in Canada. Would this be the case if there were negative growth in both provinces within this most important age group?
Probably not, and that is why for all the protesting of politicians and newspaper columnists over increasing immigration numbers the reality is that Canada will and must continue to welcome international candidates who are willing to work in Canada. Policy makers, politicians, businesses and even the average citizen understand that Canada must keep the doors of immigration open.
That is not to say that things are stable on the immigration front in Canada. The type of person being let into the country has certainly undergone drastic change over the last ten years. For example, it is much more difficult to get into Canada as a refugee or through family sponsorship. Perhaps this shift in immigration demographic is directly responsible for the negative noise and perception of Canadian immigration policy. Certainly, as a greater and greater percentage of immigrants enter the country as workers as opposed to through humanitarian channels, people without jobs prior to applying for a Canadian immigration will become more frustrated and increasingly vocal.
However, the numbers are clear. More international workers are living and working in Canada than ever before. This means that you should not be afraid that Canada is closing its doors to the world. In fact, if you find a job before applying to immigrate to Canada your chances are probably better than ever!