Immigrants must learn English to get a better job in Canada
Speaking English is important for Immigrants
An immigrant has to follow certain rules to receive the status of “permanent resident” of the nation. There are two official languages in Canada- English and French. An adequate knowledge of any of the two languages is important to become a “permanent resident” of the nation. Adequate knowledge refers to speaking and understanding the basics of a language.
Taking example of Quebec, in the recent past the immigrants with no knowledge have been denied arrival at Canada. This has helped them rather than hurting them as they find it easier to settle down in the new culture faster and sooner. It also gives them a better opportunity to secure a better job in the labor market which prefers English or French speaking skilled immigrants.
Some people are of the opinion that it would be unfair to force people to learn English before they can immigrate to Canada. However, one must appreciate that learning a language which is so popularly recognised across the world would only enhance the skill set of a person and even help them get the jobs they have always been looking for.
If you are thinking where to get the necessary training from then the good news is that there are plenty of training centres which train you on your language and communication skills. One can also undergo a language assessment test to understand if their language is fit enough for immigration.
Statistics show that about 85% of the total population of Canada is English speaking. Out of the total eligible population of 33,355,400 about 252,46220 people are English speaking. Statistics also show that about 58.5% of the Canadians have English as their mother tongue, while 23.2% of Canadians have French as their mother tongue.
The importance of learning English is before moving to Canada is evident from this statistics which shows that more than 80% of the population in Canada is English speaking.
English has almost become the official language for communication in any developed or developing country; therefore the importance of learning cannot be overemphasized not only for immigrating to Canada but for undertaking any job. This is the reason why most of the schools in developing countries have chosen English as their medium for teaching. It cannot be denied that for any competition or job an English speaking candidate has an edge over a non English speaking candidate.