Immigration to Canada the Solution to Canada’s Labour Problems

Immigration to Canada will help solve Canada’s labour shortage problems

The Conference Board of Canada, an independent, non-profit research organization, recently released a paper that analyzes Canada’s population demographics, anticipated growth and the labour shortage the country will face once the baby boomers become set to retire around 2020.

“While other options for growing the Canadian labour force are available and should be pursued, immigration remains one of the most effective means of underpinning Canadian economic growth over the medium term,” said the report.

The recession-caused losses many older Canadians’ retirement savings experienced has caused many to delay retirement, one less-desireable alternative to opening the work force to more immigrants. Even then, this course of action only delays the inevitable.

Groups already existing in Canada that make up smaller portions of the workforce – disabled women and men, aboriginals and women already have larger factions in the workforce. For example, 56 per cent of working-age disabled men are in the work force, compared to 75 per cent of able-bodied men.

Even if the numbers of members of these groups active in the workforce grew substantially, it would not be enough to sustain the needs of the Canadian economy. Immigration both brings down the median age of a population and reduces strains on health care and pension programs, while stimulating the labour supply and contributing to the economy by supplying taxes and creating revenue.

Alberta recently recognized this fact by committing $850,000 to a program to help temporary foreign workers get settled in the province, despite freezing some foreign worker programs just last month.

“One doesn’t need a crystal ball to come to the conclusion that Canada and most western countries will be facing a severe and acute labour shortage in several decades to come,” said Thomas Lukaszuk, the Minister of Employment and Immigration for the province.

Thinking about Immigration to Canada? Contact Niren and Associates immigration law firm today.

[gravityform id=1 name=Havea Question? ]

Michael Niren

About Michael Niren

Michael is a graduate of Osgoode Hall Law School in Toronto. He is a member of the Law Society of Upper Canada, the Canadian Bar Association’s Citizenship and Immigration Section and the Associate Member of the American Bar Association. Read more

The content and comments of this blog are not legal advise and and may not be accurate or complete. If you require legal advice, contact a licensed legal practitioner directly. If you post on this blog, you assume full responsibility for disclosing your identity to the public and VisaPlace nor its affiliates are not responsible for protecting your privacy nor your identity concerning your participation in our blog and you assume any risks in participating.

Customer Reviews

Spectacular experience. Completely smooth process, they were able to answer any of my questions any time and I had peace of mind throughout the application time, which was invaluable. I have recommended them to other friends looking for assistance with their applications, and will continue to do so. Worth every penny.

Faith Cheongin the last week

Here, I would like to say thank you so very much for your kind support on extension my visit visa. I am touched and beyond words, I am grateful and thankful for your always help and cooperation. Have a wonderful day.

Setareh Rasaeiin the last week

Great law firm with great staff. My lawyer Rania did a great job for my Canadian work permit and my daughters study permit. You are great in your work. And my Para Legal officer Alicea, you are just amazing. They did not rest until my job was promptly and properly done. Always there to answer my calls, reply my emails promptly. She tried her best and the results were amazing. I recommend visa place if you need the best immigration job. Many thanks to Rania and Alicea.

Charity Musa2 months ago