Canada needs more skilled immigrants-Study
Canada, 9th November: Canada must focus on welcoming an increased number of skilled immigrants next year to give a stimulus to the national economy.
This has been revealed by a latest policy report unveiled Tuesday.
Welcome more skilled immigrants into Canada--The report by Institute for Research on Public Policy(IRPP)states that skilled immigrants as well as refugees do better than other immigrant groups coming to Canada. And the report further asserts on cutting back immigration levels during economic slowdown since immigrants happen to be the first to lose their employment when unemployment levels in the nation go up.
The report by Charles Beach and Michael Abbott comes closely on the heels of plans revealed by Canada government to increase its annual intake next year.
More immigrants to be allowed next year--Canada immigration minister Jason Kenney had announced that the nation plans to welcome around 10,000 additional skilled immigrants into Canada in 2012 adding the move will be beneficial for the economy. Canada government intends to allow 255,000 new immigrants into the nation next year and this will help reduce increasing backlog of applicants for Canada visas considerably.
Skilled immigrants earn more than other immigrants—Report by IRPP clearly maintains that the earning level of skilled immigrants coming to Canada is significantly higher than other immigrant groups namely refugee and family class immigrants.
Of all, skill-assessed immigrants coming to Canada through points system have higher earnings with skilled male and female immigrants earning 35 percent and 56 percent higher than immigrants coming under other immigration categories, revealed Beach, a co-author of the IRPP report.
Beach further maintained that earnings of refugees are slow initially but their earnings increase faster than other immigrant groups.
Canada immigration levels have grown up slowly and steadily in the last few decades. The year 1985 saw arrival of 84,000 while the number of immigrants coming to Canada in 2010 touched a 50-year-record of 281,000, official figures revealed by Canada immigration department CIC(Citizenship and Immigration Canada) show.
Canada needs to reconsider its immigration policy—The report authors further stated that Canada must redesign its immigration policy since in the last few years, it has axed several priority occupations from the list.
The immigration department placed an annual cap of 1,000 person in each occupation in 2010. So, Canada should attempt to invite more skilled immigration to stay ahead in the global competition.