Canada popular immigration destination next year
Canada, 25th November: Canada will have higher levels of immigration in the coming year due to low birth rates and aging baby boomers, the officials of the Canada government have maintained.
The nation will get an almost similar number of immigrants in the year 2011 as in the year 2010. According to Jason Kenney, Canada’s immigration minister, the nation hopes to attract between 240,000 and 265,000 permanent residents in the coming year.
The economy of Canada is in need of high immigration levels in order to maintain a strong workforce, stated Kenney. He added that nearly all the required work force will be from immigrants in the coming five years period, the Canadian ministry maintains.
Among various Canada immigration programs, the Federal Skilled Worker Program will prove to be most favored route of coming to Canada. And among the provinces attracting immigrants in the coming times will include B.C. (British Columbia), Ontario and Quebec which will get 25 percent of new immigrants.
Among the immigrants accepted under the Federal Skilled Worker Program include professionals, technicians, managers and skilled tradespersons.
Canada is likely to be favored by a high number of Irish expats immigrating to the nation to get suitable jobs here as the nation is struggling to cope with economic crisis. Irish have always shown a special preference for Canada as a nation to live and work.
Hence, a special website for Irish looking for jobs in Canada has been set up by Eamonn O’Loghlin, an Irishman, with the help of ICCC (Ireland Canada Chamber of Commerce). This website will enable Irish seeking jobs in Canada. O’Loghlin also has a magazine meant for Irish expats settled in Canada.
Canada has very successfully emerged from one of the worst economic crisis and hence, it is likely to remain a favored immigration destination in the world. And the fact that Jim Flaherty, the finance minister of Canada is himself an Irish will help more Irish people get a welcome in Canada, added O’Loghlin.
The severely hit construction sector of Ireland has resulted in large number of construction managers, mechanical engineers, accountants and IT professionals looking to move to Canada to get jobs there. Moreover, a large number of Irish companies are now trading with Canada and have their offices in different cities of Canada, maintains the ICCC.