Canada favored immigration destination in 2011Thursday, 25 November 2010
According to Canadian Government officials, immigration levels will be higher than ever as the population ages and the birth rates stay low. Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism Minister Jason Kenney, expects between 240,000 and 265,000 new permanent residents in 2011.
"Canada's post recession economy demands a high level of legal immigration to keep our workforce strong. All of the country's labor force growth will come from immigration within the next five years," said Kenney.
Expectations in 2011 show the Federal Skilled Worker Programme to be the most popular means of entry. An estimated 25% of newcomers will be destined for provinces outside of Ontario, British Columbia and Quebec; this is an increase from 1997 at 11%. The Federal Skilled Worker Programme accepts workers in such fields as technicians, skilled tradespersons, managers and professionals.
Canada has shown to be a popular immigration destination for Irish immigrants. As there has been a significant influx of Irish expats looking for jobs abroad, finding significant success in Canada. Those looking for jobs in Canada are quite varied from mechanical engineers, IT system analysts, construction managers, accountants and marketing executives. Irish companies are also looking to the Canadian market as more than 220 Irish companies sell goods and services into Canada, with an additional 45 Irish companies operating offices and facilities in Canada.
Recently, the largest Irish trade mission in history was led by Mary Coughlan, Irish Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment, to Canada, visiting Edmonton, Toronto and Ottawa. The missions focus was to demonstrate and promote the success of world-class Irish companies that have had a break through into the Canadian market.
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