The short answer is yes!
Canada aims to resolve its labour shortage by welcoming skilled workers to fill vacant positions and strengthen Canadian communities. The Canadian government often seeks ways to productively address labour shortages by relying on skilled immigrant workers.
Canada’s Immigration Goals
The Government of Canada will welcome 1.45 million immigrants over the next three years.
For 2023, Canada hopes to admit 465,000 immigrants. In 2024, the goal will increase to 485,000; in 2025, it will increase to 500,000.
Canada recognizes that immigrants are key to the country’s economic growth. From 2016 to 2021, over half of immigrants were admitted to Canada through an economic immigration pathway. Canada currently offers over 100 different economic class immigration pathways that you can explore. Immigrants are crucial to addressing Canada’s labour shortage.
A New Economic Pathway Under the EMPP
The Economic Mobility Pathways Pilot (EMPP) connects Canadian employers in certain occupations with skilled refugees and displaced individuals to fill job vacancies.
This summer, Canada will launch a new economic pathway within the EMPP that works on a federal level. The federal pathway will provide Canadian employers with more opportunities to find the employees they’re looking for.