The initial study showed that the two-step immigration system could effectively improve how the federal and provincial immigration programs match immigration skills with the job market needs. Canadian employers are mandated to assess the temporary worker’s skills and other factors in the applicant’s profile to determine their eligibility. The survey also detailed how the coronavirus pandemic has affected the labour market and other concerns over the dependence of foreign workers, such as poor working conditions and uncertainties in labour supply.
The second study focused on how the two-step program has evolved since its establishment in 2000. It highlighted a significant increase in the admission of foreign workers in the country. In 2018, the country welcomed over 429,000 workers as compared to 60,000 when the program started.
StatsCan also surveyed the effects of immigration skills in the country. Therefore, it highlighted the outcomes in labor markets as influenced by the two-step program. As per the finding, between 2000 and 2016, more temporary foreign workers received decent yearly incomes within their first year following their immigration. Employment opportunities also increased over the same period due to the increasing number of immigrants who had worked in Canada for medium and high annual earnings of $20,000 – $50,000 and $50,000+, respectively.
Based on these findings, it is correct to conclude that immigration candidates who have Canadian experience have high chances of finding employment and increasing their annual incomes. In the 1990s, the federal government has strived to create many immigration pathways to attract more immigrants. Currently, there are over 100 immigration channels for foreign workers. From the survey data, it is clear that the government’s efforts have drastically improved the country’s economic and social setting.