British Columbia immigration program has become one of the most popular amongst immigrants mostly from the Asian countries. A huge number of immigrants get attracted to B.C. every year due to its diversified culture, scenic beauty, low crime rate, fast growing industries and much more. This has led to an increase in its number of inter-province and international immigration. Every year more than 40,000 immigrants come to B.C in search of a higher standard of living. These immigrants make for a huge portion of the population of the area.
Some of the features of B.C which make it one of the favorite destinations for immigrants are discussed below:
Shortage of Labor attracts Asian Immigrants:
Canada is an attractive destination for migrants from Asia seeking better work opportunities and high living standard abroad. There is an acute shortage of labor in the country which is the main reason behind attracting new immigrants in record numbers. Canada is expected to create a vast number of job opportunities in the coming years and with the shortage of labor it might end up with stalled projects. So, there is a huge demand for immigrants from Asian countries to take care of the labor shortages in the region.
There is a wide- range of workplaces and industries under British Columbia Immigration Program that create huge career scope for skilled immigrants. Immigrants come to B.C. with an aim to earn high wages and multiple other benefits. A report of British Columbia Labor Outlook says that there will be 985,000 new job opportunities in this province by the year 2022. So, if B.C doesn’t want to end up with stalled projects it will require 100,000 new employees for performing LNG activity. Also, there are positive growth forecasts for future because there will be enough number of jobs for the immigrants.
Standard of Living:
British Columbia is well known for its high standard of living and is consistently ranked among the top cities to live in and work in the world. A new immigrant in this province is provided with the economic opportunity and support network of the existing immigrant communities. The average personal yearly earnings are high in the province and the cost of living is also the highest from other cities in Canada due to the housing costs. The mandatory minimum wage for this region is $10.25/hr and it has the second lowest personal income tax rate.