The latest Census results speak a lot about the future of Canada’s aggressive foreign talent acquisition

The latest Census results speak a lot about the future of Canada’s aggressive foreign talent acquisition
 
The latest Census results speak a lot about the future of Canada’s aggressive foreign talent acquisition
 
If there’s one thing that’s hard to deny about Canada today is its relentless support with welcoming and allowing more migrants and refugees into its borders. There are tons of reasons, but the most evident among them is the labour shortage. For Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, the only way to revive the job segment and alert the slow-moving economy is by tapping the services of highly talented workers outside the borders.
 
The latest findings from StatsCan support this claim.
 
Canada’s population increased to 35,151,728 last year, up by just 5 percent from 2011. But the numbers say that had the government decide not to make the country more accessible to foreign workers, the increase might have been nonexistent. 
 
About two-thirds of Canada's population growth from 2011 to 2016 was the result of the migratory increase or the difference between the number of immigrants and emigrants. In Canada, migratory increase is the key driver of population growth,” states StatsCan in the report.
 
Among other G7 countries, Canada obtained the highest population boost and experts attribute this to the country’s aggressive stance on acquiring foreign workers and accommodating refugees and asylum seekers. It even beat large G20 countries known for their enormous populations such as Indonesia and India. 
 
The country’s population is highly concentrated geographically, especially in the south. In 2016, almost 66 percent of Canadians live within 100 kilometres of the southern Canada–United States border, which represents 4 percent of the country’s territory. Sixty percent of this is in Ontario and Quebec, which is quite reasonable since people looking for work would typically go to the capital cities, and so are the entrepreneurs follow the same pattern. Quebec’s allure is its bilingual environment for migrants who speak French and English. 
 
In a news report by the Conference Board of Canada, it states that the country needs immigration to balance its ageing population.  They suggest that annual migration is increased to 413,000 annually until 2030 to support local businesses and strengthen economic growth. For this year, Canada is planning to welcome up to 320,000 new immigrants, which means there is room for improvement and increase in the coming years.  
 

 
Other source(s):
http://www.macleans.ca/economy/business/land-of-misfortune/
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/politics/ottawa-seeks-to-bring-more-than-300000-newcomers-this-year/article29069851/
 



 

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