Corona Virus Has Increased the Interest in Immigrating to Canada
While Corona-Virus has put a stop to the regular life of people across the world, it could not create any impact on Canadian immigration. Instead, a recent survey has found that the interest of people to immigrate to Canada has increased since the peak of the pandemic.
The survey conducted by World Education Services (WES) has found that the pandemic has not been able to deter people from wanting to move to Canada. According to the Canadian Immigration Lawyer in Toronto, almost half of the people who have participated in the survey said that their interest in moving to Canada has increased due to the current pandemic.
The astonishing fact is that the number of people who have shown this enhanced interest in June has significantly increased from the number of people who showed their interest in immigrating to Canada in a similar survey conducted in April this year.
What Is World Education Services?
World Education Services play a significant role in the immigration of people to Canada. It completes the credential assessment of people who are applying for economic-class immigration to Canada.
According to the officials of WES, the organization has a unique ability that helps them to gauge the intentions and motivation of the aspiring immigrants to Canada.
COVID-19 Is Increasing Interest In Immigration
In the survey, a significant number of people have reported that the ongoing pandemic has enhanced their interest in immigrating to Canada. The number of people who have been dissuaded from immigrating to Canada due to the pandemic is significantly fewer.
According to the survey, in June, about 45 per cent respondents said that the pandemic has increased their interest in immigrating to Canada. On the other hand, only 6 per cent people said that the pandemic has impacted negatively on their interest in immigrating to Canada.
According to the Canadian Immigration Lawyer in Toronto, the number of people who are considering delaying their immigration process due to the pandemic is significantly lower still. In the survey conducted in June, about 32 per cent respondents said that they are considering to delay the process due to the pandemic. Compared to the 35 percent of people who were thinking about delaying the process in April, the number of respondents is fewer.
The Economic condition of The World Might Be The Driving Factor
The survey also found that the economic condition of the different countries was another motivating factor for the people. During the survey, many respondents have said that compared to their home country, they expect a less extreme economic impact of the pandemic if they move to Canada.
Even though Canada has not been spared the economic turmoil caused by the pandemic, the country has recuperated ever since. In a Labor Force Survey conducted recently, it has been found that 55% of lost jobs due to the COVID-19 situation have been regained as of July 2020.
According to the Canadian Immigration Lawyer in Toronto, the economic condition is still a huge factor to the respondents of the survey. However, they hope that the impact of the economy will be less in Canada compared to the country they belong to.
The fact is, the difference regarding the economic impact due to the pandemic has grown as well. According to the survey conducted in June, about 58 per cent of the respondents expected a negative economic impact in Canada due to the pandemic. However, about 80 per cent of the respondents believe that there will be a huge negative economic impact on their home country. In the previous survey conducted in April, about 68 per cent of the respondents believed that they will be facing a negative economic impact in Canada as well.
The similar pattern has emerged for the impact of the Pandemic on the occupation of the respondents. In the June survey, about 57 per cent of the respondents said that they expect a negative impact on their occupation or job sector in their home country. While in April, only 47 per cent people said that they expect a negative impact of the pandemic on their job in their home country.
According to the Canadian Immigration Lawyer in Toronto, in general, people thought that the economic impact would not be as bad in Canada as it will be in their home country.
Immigrants Are To Play Vital Role for The Economy of Canada
In recent years, Canada is facing a huge long term talent shortage due to the lower birth rates and high rates of retirements. Even though these issues were prevalent in the country, the experts suspect that the pandemic has made it worse. As the immigrants are showing an increased interest in settling down in the country, this is good news for Canada in general. That’s why the country has said that immigration will continue in the post-coronavirus time as well.
All in all, the expectation of a less economic impact, availability of the sector-specific jobs and overall better financial condition has enhanced the interest of people in immigrating to Canada. According to the Canadian Immigration Lawyer in Toronto, this interest will only grow in the coming days as the world comes out of the COVID scare.
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