Soon-to-be new Canadians listen during a citizenship oath ceremony on Canada Day, July 1, 2019, at the Calgary airport. The federal government is planning a massive increase in the number of immigrants entering Canada every year. Photo Credit: Stephen Lubig/CBC

Society Canada12. November 2022

Our Doors Are Open for Immigrants!

Canada is looking to increase its admission of immigrants with a goal to welcome half a million people to its territory in 2025 alone, to overcome the labor shortage whilst ensuring the country’s economic prosperity.

“Every job that is not filled represents one less person contributing to Canada’s economic growth and one less person paying taxes to support Canada’s social infrastructure,” explains Goldy Hyder, CEO and president of the Business Council of Canada.

Last year, Canada welcomed 405,000 immigrants, and next year, that number is expected to reach 465,000. Over the next three years, the admission of immigrants will be mainly based on work skills or experience to hopefully fill the one million jobs vacant across the country. Immigrants and permanent residents admitted between 2016 and 2021 accounted for four-fifths of Canada’s labor force growth. According to the latest census, they make up 23% of the total population – an all-time high – and are younger on average than the rest of the Canadian population. Over the same period, 748,120 of the 1.3 million immigrants were admitted under the economy category. That trend will go on to overcome the labor shortage.


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