Canada is officially competing with other countries for attracting new, international talent. This news is made public by Canadian Minister of Immigration, Ahmed Hussen.
The minister made these remarks during a wide-ranging opening address on the opening day of the Conference Board of Canada’s Canadian Immigration Summit 2017 Innovating at 150 and Beyond. This international summit is hosted by Ottawa.
Minister Hussen, who is an immigrant that came in Canada as a refugee when he was only 16 years old, added: “Growing Canada’s population through immigration boosts economic growth and softens the economic burden of a rapidly aging population and low birth rates. More and more countries are also using immigration as a tool for economic growth. Source countries for immigrants, such as India and China, have rapidly expanding economies. Therefore creating opportunities right at home for their best young and educated citizens.”
The minister also admitted that the Canadian government must ensure that the different programs the government has in place in immigration will allow the government to continue winning and attracting the global talent.
That is why, according to Minister, the main role of Express Entry when it comes to achieving these goals are front and centre for Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC). This is the department that is headed by Hussen.
He admitted the Express Entry to be the driver of economic immigration to Canada. That is why more and more candidates are constantly being invited to apply for permanent residence.
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