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dankboi

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Many U.S. employers look to expand to Canada for more access to talent
May 22nd, 2021 at 05:00am EDT

About 31 per cent of surveyed U.S. employers explicitly said they were expanding to Canada to hire foreign talent.

The majority of U.S. employers in a recent survey said they are either considering expanding to Canada or have already set up shop.

There are a number of reasons U.S. employers express interest in opening locations north of the border. Envoy Global, a U.S. immigration services provider, surveyed 500 human resource professionals and hiring managers across the U.S. and found that Canada’s immigration system plays at least some part in its desirability.

About 57 per cent of respondents said they were either looking to expand to Canada, or already did. The primary drivers were to expand to the Canadian market and access talent regardless of origin. About 31 per cent explicitly said they were primarily considering Canada as an alternative to the U.S. for hiring foreign talent.

Also, about 70 per cent of survey respondents said they have either sent more people to Canada, or hired more foreign nationals in the country over the past two to three years.

There has been a rise in demand for U.S. visas such as the H-1B. However, the U.S. immigration system offers fewer pathways to employment for international student graduates compared to Canada, which has over 100 economic-class immigration programs.

More than half of respondents said Canada’s immigration policies were more favourable than those of the U.S. Employers often said this was because of the larger quantity of visas available, and a more pathways to permanent residency.

When travel restrictions ease, U.S. employers expect the need for employees to travel abroad for assignments will rebound. In particular, as a means of relocating talent who are unable to secure work authorization in the U.S.

“Without reform, the U.S. stands to lose both employers and talent to countries with more favourable policies, such as Canada,” the report says.

 
 

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Care to elaborate? I thought so too with the 400 CEC and then it stooped to 397 ;/ ...why
IMO, The number of CEC's in the pool are declining and not entering at a fast pace like it happened after CRS 75 draw. Probably the pool is dried. If IRCC want to do more CEC the they'll get only 100-200 CEC's with far more lower CRS than 75
 
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Care to elaborate? I thought so too with the 400 CEC and then it stooped to 397 ;/ ...why
The idea is that they want to keep the scores from dropping too low so they split the draws until more people close to 400 came into the pool and had a smaller draw to meet the bi weekly quota. It may seem that they're stalling until all program draws resume. Wishful thinking.
 
 

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The idea is that they want to keep the scores from dropping too low so they split the draws until more people close to 400 came into the pool and had a smaller draw to meet the bi weekly quota. It may seem that they're stalling until all program draws resume. Wishful thinking.
You believe there will be FSW draws this year ?
I believe so
 

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Canadian Visa Expert: Canadian Immigration Expected To Rise Rapidly
May 13, 2021
MARKHAM, ON, May 13, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --

Canadian Visa Expert is preparing for a substantial increase of people around the world applying for immigration to Canada during the second half of 2021 and extending at least through 2022.

There has been an upward trend in the number of immigrants moving to Canada each year, rising from 271,847 in 2015 to 341,180 during 2019.
This increase in Canadian immigration is partly due to the attractiveness of Canada as a good place for immigrants to live and work abroad, but also a result of policies enacted by the government to attract more foreign workers to help fill thousands of Canadian job openings.

Canada is also a compassionate country that opens its doors to help more refugees than any other country on Earth, including tens of thousands of refugees who fled the conflict in Syria.

The travel restrictions imposed in 2020 by governments around the world to combat the spread of Covid-19 had a major impact on international immigration and Canada was no exception, with only 184,370 new immigrants admitted to the country last year.
Nonetheless, according to Canadian Visa Expert's team, skilled immigrants are needed to help replace millions of Canadian workers who will retire this decade, as well as to fill new jobs in Canada that will be created by its growing economy.

The Positive Forecast
The Conference Board of Canada forecasts strong 5.8% GDP growth for the Canadian economy during 2021 (the highest rate in 14 years) and a healthy 4% GDP increase for 2022.
It is predicted that Canadian consumers, who saw their wealth increase by an average of 12 percent in 2020, will drive Canada's economic expansion over the next two years with pent up demand and strong spending.
"The key to opening up both the Canadian economy and the country's borders is the success of Canada's vaccination program," noted a researcher at Canadian Visa Expert. "We're forecasting a spike in Canadian immigration starting during the latter half of 2021, once enough people living in Canada have been vaccinated against the coronavirus to allow the economy to really take off and the borders to re-open," he stated.

On April 10, 2021, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau declared in a speech at the national convention of the Liberal Party that, "every Canadian who wants to will be fully vaccinated by the end of the summer."

"The immigration level set by the Canadian government for this year is a record 401,000 new permanent residents and there is strong worldwide interest by foreign workers to relocate to Canada, so we're anticipating a very busy third and fourth quarter," explained Kristen R. Carr, Canadian Visa Expert's public relations manager. "In fact, many people are already contacting us to get a head start on the process that generally takes about 8-12 months," Carr said. Most people who immigrate to Canada (about 60 percent) are skilled foreign workers and their family members, with the majority applying for permanent residency through the Express Entry Canadian immigration system.

"Over the years, the majority of our clients who have been granted permanent residency in Canada have been approved for the points-based Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP) through the Express Entry system," added Carr from Canadian Visa Expert.
 

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I think they are talking about 75% receiving 1st dose which is very much achievable in July. US has the same numbers and thats why they have open most cities and states.
The vaccination rate is about 10% each 11 days right now. As for today, they are reaching 50% of total population vaccinated with one dose. If they keep on like this they're going to reach 75% with first dose before 21st Jun. That is only if they keep the current vaccination rate... But I'm hoping that they'll take a step further and increase the rate even more.
 

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You have definitely not been following the trend... the threshold is 75/20, 75% first dose.. and 20% full vaccination. Out of the 75, Canada has done almost 50%. Ps.. you can’t be comparing the US with Canada in terms of percentage, the US has a population of 328 million, Canada is barely 38 million, so if the rate of vaccination which has been going at a commendable pace continues... Canada will always reach the threshold before US. Come out the dark!
The 75/20 plan also considers eligible residents. Which are the 12+ people. Canada is currently at around 56,5% and at the current rate of vaccinations, even the slowest province, which is PEI will reach 75% in 26 days, while the fastest province (QC) will reach it in 15 days.
 
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Care to elaborate? I thought so too with the 400 CEC and then it stooped to 397 ;/ ...why
I agree with what someone said above about the pool being probably dried. I believe they'll eventually run out of CEC applicants above 350 and they'll either have to do another crazy, low score draw or resume FSW. Maybe this will coincide with the easing of restrictions and a better vaccination scenario in Canada, which would allow the latter.

But that's just my subjective, optimistic view. I'd keep a few alternative plans if everything goes wrong such as planning for a study-based immigration.

The important is that we don't lose our hope. We've come so far.
 

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You have definitely not been following the trend... the threshold is 75/20, 75% first dose.. and 20% full vaccination. Out of the 75, Canada has done almost 50%. Ps.. you can’t be comparing the US with Canada in terms of percentage, the US has a population of 328 million, Canada is barely 38 million, so if the rate of vaccination which has been going at a commendable pace continues... Canada will always reach the threshold before US. Come out the dark!
I misunderstood, I thought that they were saying 75% fully vaccinated aka 2 doses , if it is only one dose than it is achievable, however even if the population is only 38 millions it is still hard to reach 75% fully vaccinated by June 20th , more like it by September it seems doable but I do agree on only one dose and the 75/20 ratio it is possible.
 
 
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