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Canadas Remarkable 2020 Job Market Recovery

Job markets took a major hit in 2020 as business owners and employers around the world were forced to readjust the ways in which they and their companies conducted business. Commendably, many first world countries who have taken good strides towards lowering their national unemployment rate since disaster struck at the beginning of the year. The USA, Australia and England have seen significant improvement in their job markets. Most notably, our very own Canada had one of the most remarkable 2020 job market recoveries.

A major part of the recovery was how the Canadian government handled the pandemic, and the eventual outcomes. For example, while the USA suffered 670 deaths per million people, and continues to suffer as the virus continues to spread, Canadians moved swiftly and acted responsibly to get the spread under control as quickly as possible, and as a result has only 265 deaths per million people.

With strict measures in place and a responsible populace, business has been able to resume in an ‘as close to normal’ style as possible, although we all know normal can never be achieved again. In June alone 952,900 jobs were added to the economy as restrictions eased, and the tapering off has not been as dramatic as expected, as hundreds of thousands of jobs continue to be added to the economy on a monthly basis.

There are currently thousands of job opportunities in provinces across Canada, and with those opportunities comes the massive opportunity of starting a new life in Canada by securing permanent residency.

One more thing, if you are eligible, you don’t even need a job offer to apply for permanent residency in Canada today.

How to Secure a Job in Canada

Find a job in Canada

To successfully find a job in Canada, you need to be looking in the right place. There are numerous job boards with literally hundreds of thousands of opportunities available, but many of those are aimed at Canadians. There are however a number of professions which are specifically targeting foreigner workers, and a number of provinces who are looking at attracting immigrants with very liberal permanent residency programs.

Jobs in Canada for Foreigners

Canada has shortages in various sectors of the labour market. If you have the knowledge or experience to fill one of these gaps, you will be able to take your pick of where you want to live, and enjoy a very good salary to go with your new more comfortable lifestyle. Some of the most in demand jobs in Canada include:

in-Demand Jobs in Canada
Truck driversEngineers (all specializations)
Care providersRegistered Nurses
Family DoctorsPharmacists
Cooks, Bakers & ButchersFarm workers
Food processing workersAll trades workers
Hospitality workersNurse aides and orderlies

Each province has its own labour market dependent on the resources available within the province and the industries most prevalent. For example people who work in the financial sector will find a lot of opportunities in Ontario and Quebec, film industry workers in British Columbia. The occupations listed above are in demand across the whole country, and there are much more.

How to Immigrate to Canada

While it is very possible to immigrate to Canada without a job offer, through the Express Entry System, it is much easier to get your Canadian permanent residency if you can secure employment. That is why know where to look is so important. If you are highly qualified or trained, for example an architect or pipefitter, you can apply for permanent residency without a job offer, and if you are successful, you can move to wherever you like in Canada and begin your job hunt.

Another way to go about the immigration process is to choose a province or territory with an immigration program directed at immigrants. One example is the Atlantic Immigration Pilot, which includes four provinces: Prince Edward Island, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Newfoundland & Labrador. If you secure a skilled or semi-skilled job offer in one of these four Atlantic provinces, or graduate from one of their post secondary designated learning institutions, you can be eligible for permanent residency, as long as it is your intention to continue to live and work in the provinces.

Another example is the Rural and Northern Immigration Pilot (RNIP). This immigration program isn’t province specific, but rather community specific. A number of towns and small cities across the south west of Canada who wish to also reap the benefits of economic migration have joined together to offer immigrants who can secure jobs within their communities a nomination for permanent residency in Canada. The very existence of the immigration pilot speaks to the opportunities available within these communities. A major benefit that helps employers hire foreigners, both in Atlantic Canada and the communities in the RNIP, is the waiver of the Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA), typically a requirement for employers in Canada to hire immigrants.

How CanadianVisa Can Help

Man standing atop a mountain in Canada

There has never been a better time to embark on this journey. Thanks to Canada's remarkable 2020 job market recovery, the Immigration and Refugee Council of Canada (IRCC) has been able to set their targets for 2021 and beyond, and they are simply staggering.

  • 2021 - 401,000 immigrants to be issued permanent residency in Canada
  • 2022 - 411,000 immigrants to be issued permanent residency in Canada
  • 2023 - 421,000 immigrants to be issued permanent residency in Canada

The IRCC plans to invite a whopping 1.2million immigrants to apply for permanent residency in Canada over the next three years as our melting pot of a country continues to grow and develop. There has never been a better time to start your immigration process, and with over 100 immigration programs, you may need a little help.

With the number of immigration and visa options to choose from, the process can become quite overwhelming and confusing. But it doesn't have to be. By using our accredited Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultants (RCICs) you will not only improve your chances of success in the visa application process, but you will get expert advice on which program is best for your specific needs. Our RCICs are highly qualified and are granted permission by the ICCRC to assist you with your eligibility evaluation, review all your documents and application forms and submit them to the Canadian government for you. Why take the chance of having your application denied because your forms are incorrect or sent in too late.

We take care of the fineprint while you choose your dream destination in Canada for you and your loved ones. All you have to do is complete our application form to receive your eligibility assessment today. It's just that simple.

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