Over the years there have been many newcomers to Canada. Over the last 10 years, immigrants have made important gains in the workforce in Canada. From Canada’s 2016 census, it shows that more than 50% of immigrants have a bachelor’s degree or higher.
The figures have shown that immigrants accounted for 23.8 per cent of Canadian workers in 2016, up from 21.2 per cent in 2006. According to 2016 census, four in ten immigrants aged 25 to 64 had a bachelor’s degree or higher, compared to 25 per cent of people in same age range who were born in Canada.
Canada’s Express Entry system is there to help offset what is expected to be a decrease in the pool of available labor due to the aging population in Canada.
Since January 2015, 145,368 invitations to apply for Canadian permanent residence have been issued through programs under the Express Entry system. As part of its plan to welcome nearly one million new permanent residents between 2018 and 2020, Canada has established targets to admit 250,000 of these newcomers through the Express Entry system.
To get more information to see if you are eligible for one of the many programs that Canada has to offer, please contact us for a consultation.