Canada Moves to Fill One Million Job Vacancies, Nigerians in Hot Demand

Canada Moves to Fill One Million Job Vacancies, Nigerians in Hot Demand

  • Canada is currently seeking to fill about 1 million job openings in its bid to shore up its growing labour shortage
  • The country has given about 35,260 immigrants permanent residency in January of 2022 as it seeks about 40,000 immigrants between 2022-2024
  • The country is facing a declining birth rate and seeking immigrants across the globe to fill up job positions

There are currently more than a million job openings in Canada, the latest report by Statistics Canada shows, saying that the labour shortage is at its peak across the country’s provinces.

Canada gave permanent residence to over 35,000 immigrants across the world in January alone in its bid to get about 400,000 immigrants for the second year running under its Immigrant Levels Plan 2022-2024.

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Nigerians in high demand in Canada Credit: Kevin Kozicki
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Nigerians make bulk of immigrants in Canada

According to TheNiche, Nigerians make up more than 15,000 immigrants who got permanent residencies in Canada last year and the North American country wants more Nigerians to come in 2022 and take up jobs in a growing post-pandemic economy

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Nigerians accounted for more than 15,000 immigrants who gained permanent residence in Canada in 2021, and the friendly North American country expects more Nigerians to come in 2022 and take up jobs in a growing post-pandemic economy.

More than ever, immigration is more important for Canada as its economy recovers from disruptions caused by COVID-19 that destroyed economies across the world in 2020 and 2021.

Plagued by declining birth rate and ageing population

The country is battling a decline in birth rate and an ageing population, so immigration will continue to play an important role in filling up job positions and maintaining economic growth.

Canada’s Gross Domestic (GDP) now passes pre-pandemic levels and 115 per cent of jobs lost during the pandemic have come back.

Employers are intensely looking to fill over a million positions across all sectors of the economy and immigration will play a vital role in aiding to fill up the gaps and sustain the country’s economic growth.

Canada searches for 15,000 Nigerians this year under its immigration plan

Recall that Legit.ng reported that data from Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) says that more than 15,000 Nigerians obtained permanent residence in Canada in 2021, more than the average of 6,146 who did so in the three years from 2018 to 2020, totaling 18,438.

The country expects more Nigerians to come in 2022, having given permanent residence to over 35,000 immigrants from all over the world in January alone.

TheNiche reports that this puts the country on the verge of attracting about 400,000 immigrants for the second year running.

Source: Legit.ng

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