In this article, we’re going to cover the top reasons why is Canada looking for more immigrants.
Top 10 reasons why is Canada looking for more immigrants
1. Shortage of skilled professionals and experts in a narrow field
It is really difficult and expensive for the Canadian government to get someone trained into a specific skill-set to do a certain kind of job that requires unique expertise in those skills.
Finding immigrants is the easiest and fastest way to gather expertise for such areas.
2. It’s cost-effective to have more immigrants for Canada
How much money does the Canadian government and taxpayers have to spend on free education to get to school? Decades of years to get someone educated to get those professional skills, taking the loans, going to school… But when you are getting someone into Canada who is already skilled and educated, you don’t spend nearly as much money and time to get those skilled professionals.
So, it’s really cost effective to get more immigrants for building up the skilled work-force.
3. The economic growth can be sustained
It is easier to sustain economic growth if you have more people coming into your economy. Their consumption sustains the economy and their skilled contribution can help in new innovations and progress.
4. Aging population
Canada is getting older. People now live longer due to advances in medical science. Most people, on average, live past many years of retirement age, and there is less and less labor force as people get married later and have fewer kids in modern times.
Immigration actually solves this problem by bringing in more talented young people into the country that are going to contribute to the economy.
5. Pension gap
Once a senior person in Canada retires, there need to be young people working to pay taxes to sustain the senior person’s retired life. If you don’t have enough young people that are working and paying taxes, you can’t be secure once you are senior because you need more people contributing towards a pension plan for you to have your retirement benefits.
So, bringing in more young people benefits those people who are retiring.
6. Immigrants bring Energy and Innovation in Canada
Immigrants bring energy and innovation to the country. The more people you have with diverse backgrounds, the more ideas you bring from all around the world. By welcoming them into the country and providing the right kind of infrastructure and opportunities, you can harness their creative potential for technological progress, economic gains and overall national happiness.
7. Cultural Diversity
The more immigrants you have, the more diversity comes to the country. As is well known, Canada is one of the world’s most culturally diverse countries which makes this country so great to live in.
8. International contacts, Savings, Assets
Immigrants bring their international contacts, they bring their savings, they bring their skills, and often they bring lots of money with them.
Usually, immigrants sell their house in their country, their properties, and bring all that money into the Canadian economy. So, bringing in more immigrants means bringing in more money for fuelling Canada’s economic progress.
9. Immigrants are more educated on average in Canada
Immigrants in general are more educated than average Canadians because there is an immigration system that has a point system. You get extra points for your education and for your skills. So, the system encourages better educated and skilled people to come into the country.
10. Immigrants create more jobs
Many immigrants come with a hunger for success and a lot of them start their own businesses, which helps fight the unemployment rate in Canada. Some of these businesses also become big multinational companies, which may contribute for several decades towards the Canadian economy through increased employment, increased exports, and the taxes, they’ll pay.
So, while Canada offers a fantastic lifestyle and many benefits to immigrants, it also benefits in a lot of ways. In this synergistic relationship, the immigrants are actually contributing towards the Canadian economy in a big way.
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