Canada’s immigration minister, Marco Mendicino, has put out a statement, inviting talented people all over the world to apply for temporary residence to Canada.
Trump’s administration had earlier signed a new executive order that prevents temporary foreign workers and new green card holders from coming to the United States in the year 2020.
According to Donald Trump, it is a move to help American workers secure employments during these COVID-19 times.
Based on Mendicino’s statements ever since the coronavirus global pandemic began, Canada is still open for immigrant workers, international students, as well as temporary residents.
The Canadian government believes that continuing to welcome immigrants will help the economy. Canada’s economy is not the only one that has suffered because of the global coronavirus pandemic.
During an interview, Mendicino pointed out that immigrant workers will greatly contribute towards springing the economy back to its feet.
The History of Canada with Immigrants
Canada has always worked with the best of talent from around the world, and the pandemic is not about to change this. The country has pathways like Global Talent Stream and Express Entry Program that were put in place to effect this.
There are pathways for innovators, engineers, entrepreneurs, and even manual laborers. In fact, temporary foreign workers have been exempted from the travel restrictions that Canada effected in March 2020. Immigrant workers can enter into Canada using a temporary visa.
Before COVID-19 hit us, plans were underway to welcome over 300,000 new permanent residents. Even though this target is yet to be achieved, the Canadian government is positive that things will soon lookup.