The plan to welcome migrants From Nigeria, others is due to labour shortages.
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Considering the shortage of workforce in the country, the Canadian Government reveals that it has drafted a 2023-2025 immigration plan to recruit 1.45 million migrants from Nigeria and other countries across the world into different sectors of its economy by 2025, therefore setting a record immigration goals. This was disclosed in its recent Immigration Levels Plan notice released on Tuesday, noting that migrants would be welcomed as permanent residents to work in businesses and government sectors across the country. Focus areas for employment of the anticipating migrants include Federal High Skilled Department for Federal Skilled Worker Program, Federal Skilled Trades Program, Canadian Experience Class, Federal Business, Economic Pilots, and Caregivers. Canada’s Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, Sean Fraser, explained in a statement that the plan would attract the skills required in fundamental sectors across the country, including health care, manufacturing, and technology, amongst others, as well as setting the country on a path that will contribute to its long-term progress.
The plans focus on attracting more migrants into the country. In the statement, Fraser also noted that in the previous year, Canada welcomed over 405,000 newcomers, the most ever welcomed in a single year and therefore continuing that ambition by setting targets in the new levels plan of 465,000 permanent residents in 2023, 485,000 in 2024 and 500,000 in 2025. The plan also brings an increased focus on attracting newcomers to different regions of the country, including small towns and rural communities, and enables the country to make good on crucial commitments to vulnerable people fleeing violence, war and persecution. Executive Director of Canada’s Building Trades Union (CBTU), Sean Strickland, while also speaking on the levels plan, noted that CBTU’s are thrilled with the announcement to increase immigration levels in Canada. Historically, the country has always been able to grow its workforce through immigration, fill the union halls and develop Canada’s infrastructure. Strickland emphasized that increased economic immigration is essential to addressing labour availability across the country. He said CBTU’s look forward to working closely with Minister Fraser and the federal government to find the necessary solutions moving forward.
Immigration accounts for more than half of Canada’s labour force growth. Some key aspects of the levels plan are a focus on long-term economic growth, with just over 60% of admissions in the economic class by 2025, and an increase in regional programs to address targeted local labour market needs through the Provincial Nominee Program. It also includes the Atlantic Immigration Program and the Rural and Northern Immigration Pilot, the requirement that at least 4.4% of new permanent residents outside of Quebec are Francophone, and the provision of support for global crises by offering a haven to those in need. More than half of the increase in Canada’s labour force is attributed to immigrants, and by 2032, immigration is expected to be accountable for all of the country’s population growth. Nearly one-quarter of Canadians in the 2021 Census were either current or former landed immigrants or permanent residents, the most significant percentage since confederation and the highest percentage among G7 countries. The 2016-2021 period saw the largest influx of recent immigrants to Canada, with over 1.3 million new legal immigrants.
Nigerians are expected to be among the top beneficiary of the level plan. The levels plan is a projection of how many permanent residents will be admitted to Canada in a given year and sets targets for overall admissions per immigration category. It takes into account extensive engagement with provincial and territorial representatives, as well as public opinion research and stakeholder consultations. Moreover, considering the fact that Canada is one of the top preferred countries for Nigerians, especially the youths, it is believed that Nigerians would be among the top beneficiaries of Canada’s migrant plan.
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Canada is one of the countries that has favourable plans for immigrants. It’s said that “More than half of the increase in Canada’s labour force is attributed to immigrants”. Nigerians willing to relocate would benefit from this immigration plan.
Any Nigerian that has the opportunity to leave the country should apply for the Canadian visa. They still need a lot of emigrants to come live in their country. I’m sure the government will also help to make it easy for the people to emigrate
This is a good opportunity for the citizenry to be able to migrate for greener pastures and thanks to Canada for considering our nation because they are short of workforce
The Canada are trying to help our people because of labour shortage. People will be welcome in Canada to make their life easier and welcome them well since the Canada government is willing to help
This is an absolute opportunity for those willing to immigrate from all region and with this level plan implemented am sure it holds a lot of benefit in store for incoming immigrants.
The plan will put the country on a course that will contribute to its long-term prosperity while also attracting the skills necessary in essential areas across the country. These sectors include healthcare, manufacturing, and technology.
It’s wonderful that immigrants can settle in Canada and take advantage of the country’s robust job market by becoming permanent residents that would help a lot of people
the most ever accepted in a single year, and as a result, we are continuing our efforts toward our goal by establishing goals in the new levels plan for permanent residents in 2023.
It is encouraging to see that the Rhus plan would place a greater emphasis on luring new residents to communities of all sizes and locations across the nation, including smaller cities and rural hamlets.
This is a positive development because it enables the nation to fulfill critical pledges made to vulnerable people who are escaping violence, war, or persecution.
The Canadian government has devised a 2023-2025 immigration strategy to recruit 1.45 million migrants from Nigeria and other nations into its economy by 2025, establishing a record for immigration.
The strategy would attract skills needed in health care, manufacturing, and technology, among others, and help the country’s long-term prosperity.
an expansion of regional programs under the auspices of the Provincial Nominee Program to meet specific requirements imposed by local labor markets.
Nigerians are expected to benefit greatly from Canada’s migrant strategy because the country is highly sought after by Nigerians, especially the country’s youth.
Honestly, I was concern on how Nigerians, most specially youths, would be among the great beneficiaries of Canada’s migrant plan. Their plan also provide support for global crises by offering a haven to those in need.This is a good development.
Canada plan to welcome 1m migrants From Nigeria, others is due to labour. well the true most be told.
if the country is good all travelling won’t be much. Our government no get shame na, they are happy seeing their citizen suffering and living the country
Thanks to the Canadian government who are seriously willing to absorb 1.45 million people most especially when the country is passing through a lot and everyone want to “Japa” out of the country.
This is a good news from Canadian government who is willing to admit over 1.45 million people. I believe many Nigerians will definitely apply for this.
This is a great opportunity for people willing to migrate. Their immigration plans would help people develop their skills, get jobs and live a decent life. Nigerians would benefit from this. As our country is in shambles