The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) made an announcement of extending the travel restrictions until August 31 2020. To stop the spread of Corona virus Canadian government remains committed in protecting the health and safety of Canadians and have imposed travel restrictions which includes optional and is discretionary in nature. Immigration, Refugee, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) however, has exempted travel restrictions if you fall under below category.
You can travel and enter Canada if you’re a:
- Canadian Citizen
- Permanent Resident
- Recently approved Permanent Residents
- Temporary foreign workers (Exceptional list)
- International students
- Immediate family member of Canadian Citizens and permanent residents.
Despite the ongoing Crisis caused by the Coronavirus, Canada ranks ahead of US in the world’s most competitive economies. Canada’s economic success can be attributed to its flexible Immigration policy and Canada proved the importance of Immigrants by continuing to operate its immigration system when the whole world went under a complete lockdown.
Canada’s Economic growth & role of Immigrants
With the ageing population there was always a demand for skilled professionals in various sectors. Immigrants play a key role in the economic growth of Canada & their contribution cannot be ignored. Health-care sector for example employs over 1.6 million people. Immigrants account for 1 out of every 4 health-care sector workers.The immigrants are employed in important areas of nursing and residential care facilities as well as home-health care services. Over 36% of immigrants are pharmacists and family physicians across Canada.
While health care sector is dominated by Immigrants in Canada, Business sector is no exception. Canada employs more than 12 million people and there are more than 47,000 immigrants in senior management role across the country. With 600,000 and more self-employed immigrants in the country, Canada has a fair share of Immigrant business owners who actively do business in finance, communications, construction, transportation, business services, production, utilities and various other sectors. Immigrant entrepreneurs and business leaders continue to contribute towards the economic success of Canada.
Canada continues to be the most preferred study destination for International students and has attracted talents from across the world that has helped in building country’s economy in science and technology sector. Over 500,000 immigrants working in Canada are trained in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields.Fair shares of immigrants are Computer Programmers, physicists, astronomers, software engineers, designers, and chemist. Many international students enrolled in STEM field build their Careers in Canada, enhancing the country’s capacity for innovation and build a stronger economy.
Growth Trajectory of Canada
Canada’s exceptional economic performance can be attributed for having a transparent approach and a flexible immigration policy. A country that is globally oriented with huge investment potential, Canada remains competitive in various ways and continues to sustain long-term economic growth by inviting more immigrants.
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