Canada plans to welcome 500000 new immigrants every year by 2025 and has a waiting list of more than 2.6 million applications. In addition, there are 615,000 requests for permanent residence. Those requests are expected to come from a variety of countries, including many in the developing world.
2.6 million applications waiting to be processed
The number of applications waiting to be processed in Canada has jumped dramatically over the past few months, especially for permanent residents and temporary residents. In April alone, the backlog increased by nearly 400,000 people and in March, by nearly 450 thousand people. Most of the increase was in the temporary residence backlog, where 1.1 million people applied for work or study permits.
Although the backlog has become an issue, the IRCC is taking steps to improve the process. The government recently set up a task force to analyze the backlog and make suggestions to improve the process. On September 1, Immigration Minister Sean Fraser announced changes to the system to help reduce processing times.
This means that a large number of applications are not being processed in a timely manner, which is frustrating for applicants. IRCC has a goal of granting citizenship to 300,000 people by the end of the fiscal year of 2022. However, the bureau estimates that it will only process about half of these applications in that year.
The new immigration policy allows international students who have valid student status to stay in Canada longer and add to their work experience in order to qualify for permanent residency. In addition, this policy will allow them to apply for a second work permit for up to 18 months. The immigration minister will release more details on this new simplified process soon.
615,000 requests for permanent residence
Canada is making plans to welcome more immigrants to the country. The federal government announced new immigration targets Tuesday, with the goal of welcoming 500,000 immigrants by 2025. The plan, announced by Immigration Minister Sean Fraser, places emphasis on immigrants who can provide valuable work skills. This plan has been welcomed by the opposition Conservative Party. According to the government, it will admit 465,000 new immigrants in 2023, 485,000 new immigrants in 2024, and 500,000 new immigrants in 2025.
While this number may seem large, it is likely a glimmer of optimism. The new immigration plan will direct new immigrants to regions with capacity and increase federal support and settlement services for immigrants and newcomers. Canada has been seeking new immigrants for years, and the new plan should help fill the gaps. With ageing and low birth rates, Canada has long needed newcomers to fill its workforce. It is estimated that about 23% of the population is foreign-born.
The Canadian economy is one of the fastest recovering among advanced economies, and it is currently experiencing a critical shortage of skilled workers. This has caused uncertainty for Canadian businesses. The country has embraced immigration as a strategy to fill critical employment needs. As of August, there were 958,500 jobs open across Canada. More than a million people were unemployed.
The federal government’s new targets for immigration are in response to growing labour shortages in Canada. The new targets will increase the number of economic immigrants by 13 per cent between 2023 and 2025. They will also boost regional programs aimed at funnelling immigrants outside of major urban areas. However, the Business Council of Canada has expressed concern about the government’s ability to meet its goals.
500,000 new immigrants per year
The government of Canada is seeking to increase immigration in the country and has set a target of welcoming 500,000 new immigrants a year by 2025. The goal is intended to address the labour shortage, that the country faces today. According to the Immigration Minister, Sean Fraser, the goal is to increase the number of permanent residents to a level that will meet the demand for skilled labour in the country. The new strategy also aims to increase the number of family members admitted to Canada.
Canada plans to continue to welcome refugees who are fleeing unsafe countries. In 2023 and 2024, the government intends to admit nearly 76,000 refugees. However, by 2025, the number of refugees will fall from nearly 16,000 in 2016 to 8,000. The Government also wants to help reunite families that have been separated.
While the plan aims to welcome 500,000 new immigrants a year, it’s important to note that Canada currently only welcomes about 405,000 new immigrants each year. While this number is lower than it was in the 1990s, it was still above the goal set by the previous Conservative government. The Liberal government expanded on this goal by emphasizing economic immigrants and reducing the proportion of those coming from the family and humanitarian categories. The number of immigrants admitted by Canada was about 260,000 a year when the government entered office. The new targets were set to welcome three times as many immigrants annually by 2020 but were lowered again following the COVID-19 pandemic.
While Canada has enjoyed one of the fastest recoveries among advanced economies, it still faces a critical labour shortage and needs more workers in all sectors. Many industries need skilled workers in certain fields, including engineers, truck drivers and front-line healthcare workers. The Government’s immigration strategy is aimed at helping businesses find the workers they need.
Economic recovery after the COVID-19 pandemic
The recent COVID-19 pandemic has led to an economic recovery in China, one of the world’s largest economies. This study explores the impacts of China’s economic recovery on the rest of the world, with a particular focus on the impact on lower and upper-middle-income countries.
Economic recovery after a COVID-19 pandemic is a dynamic process. It is critical to understand the causes of the disease and the possible economic impact of the virus. The underlying economic system is in a state of equilibrium before the outbreak. The epidemic will damage the economic system’s functions, which will take time to repair. Economic recovery after COVID-19 is inevitable, but the speed and extent of economic recovery will vary.
As the recovery process moves forward, it is essential to shift from emergency to transformation mode. National recovery plans must play an important role in the transition from emergency to transformation mode. They must promote a growth-friendly consolidation path to avoid cliff effects and accommodate ambitious investment programmes and transformative reforms. It is also important to relaunch the EU’s review of economic governance. It is crucial to address any shortcomings in the EU’s current framework.
The COVID-19 pandemic has prompted the international community to take steps to cushion the economic shock caused by the virus. Last August, the IMF allocated US$650 billion in SDR liquidity to its member countries. Such a large sum could be crucial in shaping an equitable global economic recovery. This funding is especially important for countries like Africa where COVID-19 vaccines are not yet widely available.
In order to promote a sustainable recovery, Indonesia has committed itself to support the Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26) in Glasgow, UK. The country will be co-chairing the conference with the United Kingdom. The goal is to create a global healing process that is inclusive and fair. The voices of the most vulnerable communities must be included in the process.
Impact of labour shortage on immigration levels
The United States is currently experiencing two types of labour shortages. There is a short-term worker shortage that will dissipate fairly quickly, and a long-term shortage that stems from historically low birth rates and a relative dearth of young workers. These two types of shortages will both be difficult to overcome with immigration alone.
One of the main effects of the labour shortage is that wages will rise. However, it may be difficult to gauge how much immigration affects wages. Moreover, the impact of immigration is highly dependent on the characteristics of the economy. In a low-wage economy, labour demand may respond to immigration more slowly.
In recent years, the number of unfilled jobs has increased. This has led to an increase in the number of foreign-born workers in some industries. These sectors include construction, leisure and hospitality, and other services. In 2015, the percentage of foreign-born workers was higher than average in these industries. In addition, employers had trouble filling positions in these industries.
Those industries with the greatest labour shortages are construction, transportation and warehousing, accommodation and hospitality, and personal services businesses. Personal services businesses, such as dry cleaners and undertakers, are particularly affected by the labour shortage. According to the New American Economy, at least 20% of workers in these four industries were immigrants.
As a result of the labour shortage, employers have difficulty finding skilled workers. This shortage forces employers to increase wages.