New Policies and a Commitment to Growth Highlight Canada's Advantage in the Immigration Game
As the world focuses on all the noise being made in the United States regarding immigration, Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is looking forward to seeing his country continue to expand by building a better workforce for the future.
The United States Tax Breaks Benefit the Corporations, Not the Workers
While it might seem that recent changes to the U.S. tax code have paved the way for increased growth in the commercial and industrial world, the tax breaks are designed to put money back in the pockets of the company owners. There has been little effort placed in expanding the workforce by encouraging qualified specialists to gain entry to the country and receive work visas in an expedited manner.
Canada Features a Fast-Track Approval Process for Eager Immigrants
According to a recent article, Canada has placed a priority on inviting well-qualified immigrants to apply for a visa and receive approval in as little as two weeks. Should a young professional wish to seek out employment in the United States, they will be waiting at least six weeks for the visa to go through, if it is even approved.
While American businesses say they want to expand their educated workforce, tighter regulations and ongoing struggles with the Mexican border do little to encourage an immigrant to apply with any sense of confidence.
Trudeau Leads the Canadian People in Welcoming Immigrants and Refugees
After receiving a work visa to enter the country, the next challenge facing many immigrants is finding a welcoming neighbourhood in which to live.
The Prime Minister of Canada recently stated at Fortune‘s Most Powerful Women International Summit, "We’re a country that is open to immigration right now.”
He also referenced that the Canadian people are happy to welcome new neighbours from a variety of cultural backgrounds. The government has even placed a goal of increasing the workforce by 1% of the entire population through increased immigration. Over the border to the south, the headlines are filled with a country that struggles with racism and inclusion while battling to close its borders.
Canada clearly wants to become the first choice for a family seeking to find a better life while escaping economic or political hardship.
While it is never easy to make the decision to leave one's home when looking for a new country in which to put down roots, choosing a government that has placed an emphasis on welcoming an immigrant population will always be the more favourable choice than living in fear and distress. Pair the positive atmosphere with a reduction in red tape and it becomes clear that Canada is working toward a more prosperous future that includes new arrivals from across the globe.