According to Canada’s minister of immigration, Canada will accept up to 350,000 immigrants by 2021. Canada is one of the very few countries( or probably the only country ) that encourages immigration from any part of the world. There could be many reasons that could be attributed to Canada’s decision to support immigration.
If you are reading this blog post, then most likely the thought of moving to another country has come to your mind or you may have just started your research for your next destination-Canada. These life altering decisions are not easy, especially when you are considering such a move as an adult. You already have a life of your own, you belong to a community and have friends & families. The thought of such a challenging step shows how brave a person you are. Your efforts are however best rewarded when not only you take bold steps but also have it backed by smart reasoning. Naysayers will always highlight negativity, however if you know what you want from life, you sure will get it. Listed below are 6 strong motivations to move to Canada in 2020:
- You don’t have to change anything about yourself-it’s not a melting pot! – Canada is clearly not a melting pot. Being a young country, as young as only 150 years, it’s still developing its unique culture. Over the years immigrants from all over the world have only added part of their traditions and characteristics to this countries character. Historically Canada’s culture was heavily influenced by British, French and Indigenous people. Over the years this cultural phenomenon has expanded. In the past few decades the Chinese, Indian and the Filipino communities have grown fast and currently comprises as few of the largest ethnic groups in Canada
- Government is welcoming & People are tolerant. Sentiments are pro-immigration – Let’s face the reality -Canada is one of the very few countries( or probably the only country ) that encourages immigration from any part of the world. There could be many reasons that could be attributed to Canada’s decision to support immigration. The two most primary factors are an aging population and lack of labor force. According to Canada’s minister of immigration, Canada will accept up to 350,000 immigrants by 2021.
- Perfect for LGBT communities- Canada is one of the few countries in the world that happily accepts the LGBT community. It is considered one of the most LGBT-friendly countries in the world and supports same sex marriage since 2005. The LGBT community acknowledgement is not only limited to public or government institutions, but also deeply embraced and accepted by the society. Same-sex sexual activity has been lawful in Canada since June 27, 1969, when the Criminal Law Amendment Act (also known as Bill C-150) came into action.
- Access to US – If you are interested to work or travel in the USA , Canada is the most appropriate route to step closer to step closer to that experience. Let’s get some facts straight before moving ahead:
- Securing jobs in Canada and USA is purely dependent on relevant skills and requirement. Having all your paperwork and visa sorted will not guarantee you a job if you do not offer the required skills.
- Unlike the H1B Visa category (which is precisely a gamble with your fate) the NAFTA agreement makes it comparatively simpler to hire Canadian Citizens. Permanent residents of Canada are not eligible to apply for any work as a NAFTA professional in the USA. Presently it takes about three to four years of your total stay in Canada since your permanent residency to become a Canadian citizen.
If you are aware about the above two important aspects, the rest should be fairly easy for you to figure out. Keep in mind that the social and the work atmosphere is pretty similar in both the countries. Canadian experience on your resume will only broaden your scope professionally and personally.