Saskatoon attracting increased number of immigrants
Saskatoon is already drawing an amazingly high number of newcomers wanting to immigrate in search of greener pastures.
Immigrants fascinated by plethora of job opportunities in Saskatoon— It comes as an obvious choice for newcomers due to growing number of opportunities of jobs here thus drawing immigrants from Canadian provinces including Quebec, B.C.(British Columbia) and Ontario.
These three Canadian provinces have, for long, allured majority of immigrants from various corners of the world to come, live and work here.
It is really good to live in such a good place like Saskatoon and the fact that if offers good employment opportunities makes it even alluring, admits a newcomer to Saskatoon, Sayful Ahmed from Bangladesh. That’s why Ahmed chose to settle in Saskatoon rather than moving to Toronto or Vancouver, the once most favorite immigration destinations for majority of immigrants.
With a population of 234,000, it has already become a favorite immigration hub for immigrants hailing from India, China, UK, the Philippines and Ukraine as well.
Westward shift in immigration trend—In the recent times, there has been shift in the immigration trend with an increasing number of immigrants moving westward rather than opting to settle in places like Ontario and Vancouver.
This becomes quite clear by taking a look at the international migration figures for the Q3 of 2011. The data shows Saskatchewan attracting highest number of immigrants since the year 1971.
Alberta happens to be yet another place becoming increasingly attractive to newcomers. On the other hand, rate of international migration for Ontario is stated to lowest since the year 1998.
This westward shift of population is due to increasing economic prosperity. According to Rob Norris, immigration minister of Saskatchewan, Canada is witnessing change in contemporary settlement patterns with Western Canada growing rising in the popularity charts both for international and domestic people equally.
Moreover, a westward shift also highlights a change in the policies for attracting newcomers to Canada. The once favorite skilled worker system is no longer enjoying predominance in terms of attracting immigrants to Canada. Rather, Provincial Nominee Programs of Western provinces of Canada are alluring more immigrants now days.