Canada is rethinking its journey of immigration for 2021 and well into the future. In fact, its brief hiatus due to Covid from the previous year hasn’t halted any efforts towards bringing new people into the country. The establishment of new programs became possible after the Covid surge died down to a mere drizzle, which can be credited to widespread vaccine availability.
As Canada continues to make a steady recovery from last year’s events, there are other priorities taking place. Below is a list of what we can reasonably expect in terms of efforts towards economic and social reconstruction.
Covid-19 and Its Impact on Canadian Immigration Initiatives
Canada hit its peak with 10,000 Covid cases per day as of last April, when it experienced the worst of the outbreak. Now, with positivity rates dwindling, Canada is able to allow things to slowly open up and return to normal, and that means allowing more people into the country.
Yet progress only continues to get better for the Canadian government. Now, roughly 40% of the population has had the first shot, which puts it on the map alongside Israel, the U.S., the U.K., and Chile. If anything, the numbers continue to turn over even better odds with an expected projection of well over 20 million more vaccines available for the people. Things are now heating up for Canada, and they are expected to continue to improve as more citizens get vaccinated.
Over 20 million vaccine doses are expected to make their way into the region by late spring and early summer of 2021. This paves the way for hope towards a better return to some form of normalcy where people are allowed to returned to work in the wake of herd immunity. These things and more would set the stage for the Canadian government to ease restrictions on immigration and improve the number of people whom plan to move into the country. There might not be as much need to restrict foreign nationals as they make their next move.