Canada is experiencing labour shortages, with nearly 1 million job vacancies and a record low unemployment rate of 5.3%. To address the labour crisis, Canada is recruiting foreign workers. Welcoming skilled, educated foreign workers is critical to helping Canada's economic recovery. In a press release on April 22, Canada's IRCC minister said immigrants are crucial to easing Canada's labour shortage:
“With the economy growing faster than employers can hire new workers, Canada needs to look at every option so that we have the skills and labour needed to fuel our growth. Immigration will be crucial to easing our labour shortage, and these measures aim to address pressing needs in all sectors across the country, while providing more opportunities for recent graduates and other applicants to build their lives in Canada and continue contributing to our short-term recovery and long-term prosperity."
– The Honourable Sean Fraser,
Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship
Canada's New Measures to Welcome Immigrants
Canada has implemented new measures to recruit foreign workers to help businesses during the Canadian labour shortage:
- On May 1st, Alberta ended restrictions on hiring new temporary foreign workers.
- IRCC uses new technologies to modernize the immigration system, expedite application processing and reduce processing times.
- IRCC expanded advanced data analytics to sort and process temporary resident visa applications and to improve client service and processes.
- Ottawa committed $2.1 billion over five years in its 2022 budget to support the processing and settlement of new permanent residents to Canada, plus $317.6 million in new funding.
- In April, Canada launched Workforce Solutions Road Map with changes to the Temporary Foreign Worker Program to address labour shortages across Canada that could bring thousands of low-skilled, low-wage foreign workers to fill jobs without Canadian candidates.
Canada's Long-Term Labour Needs
In addition to labour shortages due to the pandemic and border closures, Canada is experiencing an aging workforce and a declining birthrate. Canada has put new programs into place to increase economic immigration and strengthen Canada's economy, create new jobs and increase global competitiveness.
Do You Want To Move To Canada?
Canada is recruiting foreign workers to fill jobs during a severe labour shortage. Ackah Business Immigration Law guides you through the immigration journey to Canada. An experienced immigration lawyer can save you time and stress - and prevent costly mistakes and missed deadlines. With 50+ years of immigration experience, our immigration legal team can identify and resolve potential problems BEFORE they happen.
Contact Ackah Law today at (403) 452‑9515 or email us at [email protected].
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