Immigration is important to Canada’s economy! Here’s why:
The 2018 Annual Report to Parliament on Immigration has recently provided new data and a key analysis on the major contributions of immigration to the Canadian economy and labour market. These contributions to Canada and its growing success will, in part, come from a continued effort to ensure that immigrants and their descendants are welcomed and well-integrated.
With an ageing population and low fertility rates, immigration plays an important role in ensuring that Canada’s population and labour force continue to grow. Immigrant newcomers are, on average, younger than Canadian-born residents. This younger demographic can help mitigate some of the challenges of an ageing population.