During the pre-COVID global slowdown, Canada's immigration policies helped strengthen the countries economy. Canada has put into place programs to increase economic immigration to improve Canada's economy, create new jobs and increase global competitiveness. The Canadian government wants entrepreneurs and skilled workers, and the new immigration goals and programs provide opportunities for skilled and educated foreigners who want to move to Canada. Tech immigration is a foundation of Canada's immigration strategy, and Canada has been actively recruiting skilled and educated immigrants to help build the Canadian economy and create jobs. The Global Talent Stream which fast-tracks visas for skilled immigrants and the Start-Up Visa Program for Entrepreneurs are just two of the initiative providing private and public funding programs to support tech immigration innovation and growth. Canada's Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) allows the territorial and/or provincial governments to select immigrants based on the specific economic needs of that territory or province.
An analysis by the Wall Street Journal found that
Rising numbers of immigrants and a partial focus on more potentially productive ones has expanded the workforce and boosted the economy
Despite ongoing COVID-19 temporary travel restrictions and immigration procedures first put into place in March 2020, Canada's immigration fuelled economy has continued to grow the labour force and will strengthen the economic recovery.
Canadian Tech Hiring During COVID
A new report, The Post-Viral Pivot: How Canada’s Tech Startups Can Drive the Recovery from COVID-19, the Innovation Economy Council (IEC), a coalition of tech industry leaders, says tech startups are vital to Canada's economic recovery. The report found that tech companies are thriving during the COVID-19 pandemic, and many Canadian tech companies are hiring during coronavirus restrictions. The IEC said many of the top tech companies in Canada are currently hiring and opportunities for highly-skilled foreign workers are open in Canada. According to job opening statistics from Betterteam, there are thousands of tech job openings across Canada at companies including Amazon and Shopify.
Tech Immigration to Canada
Understanding immigration law can be challenging and confusing. A mistake on your application, not sending an important document or forgetting to submit an application fee can cost you time and money - and can result in your immigration application being denied. Call Ackah Business Immigration Law at (403) 452-9519 to talk to our Client Engagement Coordinator or Book A Consultation with an experienced immigration professional who will give you the information you need to make important decisions about the next phase of your life.