The recent immigration wave has impacted a variety of sectors, from the post-secondary education sector to civil society. This article will explore some of the impacts of this new wave and discuss ways that you can take advantage of the opportunities it creates. Let’s take a closer look at the potential impacts on Canada’s economy. It is expected that a growing population and increased business activity will result in a more prosperous society for everyone.
The Government of Canada has announced its plans to ease its immigration restrictions. According to the Assistant Deputy Minister of Immigration, the government expects to see a gradual relaxation of the restrictions for permanent residents and economic migrants. However, a pandemic has tightened the grip on Canada’s borders. While Canada has opened up its immigration system for 27,000 individuals to apply for permanent residency under its express entry program, the number is expected to decrease.
As the country continues to recover from the global financial crisis, immigrants have made enormous contributions to the Canadian economy as frontline workers and entrepreneurs. They will continue to play a major role in the country’s economic recovery, according to Ryerson University economist Dr. Idil Atak. Asylum-seekers have been unable to find legal employment while they are waiting for refugee status.
Impacts on post-secondary institutions
The impact of the Canada Immigration Pandemic on post-secondary institutions is not a new issue for Canadian universities and colleges. These institutions have long sought to attract international students and to retain them after they graduate. To achieve this, the Canadian government has made a number of changes in immigration and student visa policies. For example, students are now allowed to study online, and the government is now working to reduce immigration restrictions on short-term exchange students.
Impacts on civil society
The impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on civil society in Canada are well documented by civil societies and refugee advocates. They use mainstream media, social media and public protest to raise awareness about the conditions of migrant workers and refugees. The Black Lives Matter uprising has accentuated the racialized nature of the migrant worker population and amplified the pandemic’s negative impacts on racism and xenophobia. The activists’ calls for action are accompanied by evidence of poor treatment and discrimination among migrant workers and temporary meat packers. In Quebec, attention is also paid to frontline workers in long-term care facilities.
Impacts on newcomer populations
The report examines the impact of immigration on Central Canada’s pre-pandemic expansion. Ontario admitted 154k newcomers in the year to January 1, 2020, the highest number since 1957. Immigration fueled the province’s strongest population gains in 20 years. Quebec, on the other hand, reduced its permanent resident intake but filled labor shortages with temporary foreign workers. Both provinces enjoyed their strongest five-year job gains since the early 2000s, with immigrants accounting for a majority of those gains.