Why small and mid-sized Canadian cities are attracting more immigrants?

Canadian Cities To Target For Immigration

Canada’s economy is strengthened by landing immigrants from abroad looking for job opportunities and a comfortable lifestyle. Even though 9% growth in immigrants migrating in Canada’s some of the biggest cities like Toronto, Montreal, Vancouver, Calgary is recorded, it is much lesser than 40% growth in population due to immigrants in Canada’s CMAs (Census Metropolitan Areas).

Canadian Immigration Cities

These figures speak of Canada’s growing demand for immigrants due to various demographic factors as described below, and the rapid recovery of the weak economy due to the Covid 19 pandemic.
The 12 small Canadian cities which perceive the highest immigration rate are Brandon, Brooks, Charlottetown, Fredericton, Halifax, High River, Moncton, Swift Current, Steinbach, Thompson, Winkler, and Wood Buffalo. Their economy greatly depends on immigrant influx as a result of the tumbling natural population which depicts more deaths than births. The aging population is another aspect that remains a matter of concern.
Due to the corona pandemic like many countries, Canada too had to implement travel restrictions and seal borders for a certain time. This reflected on numbers of immigrants which continued their way down the graph. Amid the circumstances created by the pandemic and demographical worries, small cities have started attracting immigrants to fuel their economy and remain in competitive growth.
Even after effecting specific exemptions for certain temporary workers and international students regarding travel restrictions, candidates who have been approved their COPR (Confirmation of Permanent Residence) after 18th March 2020 are not allowed to move to Canada.
In the calculated percentage change in the workforce, immigrants are contributing hugely. About 1.95 million workforce increase in recorded between years 2009-2019. Immigrants working in Canada have led the growth rate of the workforce to its highest almost all by themselves. These self-explanatory numbers illustrate the importance of immigrants in the country’s economical and otherwise growth.
For the sake of empowering the local economy, the regional immigration programs are designed to meet the needs of immigrant workers and local requirements concerning the accurate understanding of labor market gaps.
Provincial nominee programs (PNPs) deliberately allow provinces to nominate immigrant workers according to their skill set. Provinces need to meet their labor market requirements and nominating workers through PNPs efficiently allows them to meet their necessities.
Provincial government searches for their candidate acquiring professional skill set of their interest via Express entry pool launched in 2015. Express entry lets all aspiring immigrants in one pool and select a few among the top of them based on CRS score.
In 2017, AIP (Atlantic Immigration Pilot) came into existence which allows Canada’s four Atlantic provinces, New Brunswick, followed by Nova Scotia, Newfoundland, and Prince Edward Island to hire international workers. AIP involves letting the immigrant employees have a job and settlement plan from a designated provider in Canada.
Canada is positive about expanding the immigration process now more than ever. The Corona pandemic has done enough damage and now Canada wishes to recover their losses through countless immigrants. Canada has set a target of issuing 1.2 million permanent residency applications in the coming years.
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