25% of Canadian workers are migrants as revealed by the latest data for the workforce in Canada. They have also made crucial gains in the labor market of Canada in the last decade. More than 50% of the migrant Canadian workers have a Bachelor’s degree or higher qualification. These details have been revealed by the 2016 census of Canada.
The latest figures of the census reveal that almost 25% of Canadian workers are migrants in 2016. This is a hike from 21.2% in 2006, as quoted by the CIC News. In this period Canada also implemented crucial changes to its immigration system. This was aimed to address the shortages of skills in the labor market. Introduction of the Express Entry system in January 2015 was the landmark change in this direction.
An immigrant is defined as a person who has ever been or is a landed migrant or PR holder according to Statistics Canada.
50% of the total workers in Metropolitan region, Ontario, and Toronto were migrants in 2016. The second highest representation of migrants was in British Columbia and Vancouver with 43.2% of their workers being migrants. These were followed by Alberta and Calgary with 32.5%.
The chief aim of Express entry system of Canada is to address the decrease in availability of workers owing to an aging population of the nation. The system classifies economic migrants into 3 categories. These include Canadian Experience Class, Federal Skilled Trades Class, and Federal Skilled Workers Class.
Several provinces in Canada also have Provincial Nominee Programs that are aligned with the federal Express entry system. These are designed to address the labor requirements in the provinces.
Canada also announced that it aims to welcome almost 1 million Permanent Residents between 2018 and 2020. Of these, 250, 000 newcomers will be admitted via the Express entry system.
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