Quebec, Ontario and British Columbia set to experience a decline in their immigration shares
Assigning local actors a greater role in the selection process will help promote Canada’s economic development. At present, it is estimated that Ontario, Quebec and British Columbia receive about 70% of immigrants, centrally before the launch of PNP, when the regions received 85%.
International students will help improve newcomers’ economic outcomes
Canada will be in dire need of the workforce due to a high number of citizens nearing the retirement age. Immigrants will enjoy working opportunities in the labor market created by devolving the selection process. According to studies, 600,000 international students in Canada wish to achieve permanent residency status, which indicates that the country will experience an increase in immigrants in the next ten years. This will spur economic growth due to an increase in the labor market and consumers.
Canadian immigration will also be disrupted
Canada can attract high numbers of immigrants as it has strong public support for immigration. Public sentiments towards immigrants might turn negative due to populism, thus crippling economic development through immigration. However, a rise in populism may be avoided since most immigrants reside in the country’s largest cities, which significantly sways politics. The country’s immigration system could also be disrupted if western countries, including the United States and Britain, welcome more immigrants by reforming the Economic Class programs.
Further, the country’s immigration program can face stiff competition when developing countries continue to prosper since this would reduce the number of international students. Finally, the country’s immigration system will experience challenges due to the evolving nature of work. Employers will have to grapple with problems, including managing high numbers of temporary workers from foreign countries, credential’s screening, among others.