Post-Coronavirus Recovery Starts With Immigrants And International Students
International students and new immigrants will be in serious condition in Canada’s economic recovery affected largely due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
A paper by Colleges and Institutes Canada suggested that foundations worldwide, which frequently make a difference in their local communities, are best in training newcomers and Canadians to coordinate into the labor market.
As the pandemic has affected travel all over the world as well as Canada. In March 2020, Canada imposed a travel restriction to prevent the coronavirus from spreading. Even after this, Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) were still on to handle permanent residence applications. Express Entry draws were also held regularly. The reason behind this is Canada requires admitting highly skilled individuals to make the journey to the Great White North so that they are well prepared for their economic recovery.
Moreover, international students are being exempted from the travel restrictions. New students are also eligible to apply and acquire the study permits. Canada realizes the importance of international students regarding its future personnel.
Canadian employers and small businesses will benefit significantly after the safely reopening of the borders for everybody to work distantly and make money simultaneously. Also, this will help them to remit their labor needs.
This need for immigration is not at all new. As before the pandemic, Canada always plans to welcome many new immigrants each year, and its employers and industry managers have called for more effective immigration programs. This due to the aging population of Canada creating labor shortages. Coronavirus pandemic only strengthens the requirement of new talent.
According to the Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB), the maximum number of labor shortages is for the work that requires at least a college diploma or an apprenticeship. CFIB also recommended that small business rely much on immigrants and temporary workers to succeed.
Newcomers will have full access to the short-term programs and ‘micro-credentials’ that will support them in incorporating the labor market by updating their skills. Canadian citizens also have the eligibility to get enrolled in these training options. These options will support the newcomers to build their skills that are required to acquire jobs.
Options to immigrate to Canada for skilled workers
Individuals that have skilled working experience have lots of option, which they can choose from when immigrating to Canada. According to the recent Immigration Level Plan for 2021-2023, Canada intends to admit more than 4,00,000 immigrants each year. Almost 60 percent will immigrate as a skilled worker.
The major pathway for the skilled workers for immigrating to Canada is under the three main economic class immigration programs: the Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP), the Federal Skilled Trades Program (FSTP), and the Canadian Experience Class (CEC). All these immigration programs are handled by the Canadian federal government’s central application management system known as Express Entry.
Individuals qualified for the Express Entry system can easily create their profiles and enter the required details. As per the information provided, applicants are given a Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score. The applicants with maximum ranking are invited to apply for permanent residence in regular Express Entry draws.