The International Migration Outlook Report for 2013 was recently released by The Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). This esteemed report includes subsidiary reports on 34 nations that are part of the OECD comprising Canada. As per the report, Canada has remained to wholeheartedly accept more and more migrants than most other countries that are members of the OECD. It is holding the position of sixth in the OECD. According to the latest study research report, annually Canada receives on average 7.5 immigrants per thousand people. This figure is really twice the present rate of the US. The figure is also one of the most striking in the industrialized world. In the present scenario, much of Canada’s population growth has been down to immigration.
The report contains figures related to 2011. In the same year, 249,000 new permanent residents were admitted in Canada. Under the economic migrant stream, 62.8% of these were admitted. This particular stream contains those who are successfully admitted to the nation for work purpose along with their family members. On the other hand, under the family stream, only 22.7% of new permanent residents were admitted in Canada. It is to be noted that on the previous year, overall immigration fell by 11%.
The OECD in its esteemed report successfully breaks down the figures in a different manner, letting in family members of workers with the status of family migrants. Accordingly, the OECD figures indicate that 25.9% of new Canadian permanent residents are in the ‘work’ category in 2011. This equates and shows approval to the US figure of 6.1%. It is to be remembered that several new Canadians are from Asian continent. The three main countries of origin for new economic permanent residents were Asian countries such as India with 10%, China with 12% and the Philippines with 14%.
Under the Temporary Foreign Worker Program in 2011, Canada also successfully admitted approximately 191,000 temporary workers. This figure is really 6.4% more than the derived figure in 2010. Moreover, Canada issued 100,000 student visas. This figure is really 3.3% more than the last year. The same year also witnessed nearly 36,000 humanitarian migrants in Canada.
In 2012, categories of economic immigration were reformed in Canada. This was noted in the OECD report. The reform activities in Canada happened in the area of the Federal Skilled Worker Program and skilled worker immigration program. The Canadian Experience Class was expended on public demand. Moreover, the two new announcements were in the categories of the Federal Skilled Trade Program aimed towards trade’s people and the Start-up visa aimed towards entrepreneurs.
In the forthcoming year, Canada really proposes to move towards an ‘expression of interest’ model for work-based immigration. The federal government and the ministry concerned to immigration has included major changes in 2012 and master planning to make certain new changes in order to allow new residents in Canada. People from the nation such as Philippines, China, India, United States, Iran, United Kingdom, Haiti, Pakistan, France and United Arab Emirates are taking keen interest to enter Canada through various visa programs.