Opening Doors for Brazilian Immigrants to Canada
The Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Marco Mendicino of Canada, released the 2021‒2023 Immigration Levels Plan on October 20, 2020, which sets out a path for responsible increases to immigration targets to help the Canadian economy recover from the COVID-19 pandemic, drive future growth and create jobs for middle class Canadians.
The pandemic has highlighted the contribution of immigrants to the well-being of our communities and across all sectors of the economy. Our health-care system relies heavily on immigrants to keep Canadians safe and healthy. Other industries, such as information technology companies and our farmers and producers, also rely on the talent of newcomers to maintain supply chains, expand their businesses and, in turn, create more jobs for Canadians.
Although Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) continued to accept and process applications throughout the pandemic, the global travel restrictions and capacity constraints led to a shortfall in admissions over the last several months. To compensate for the shortfall and ensure Canada has the workers it needs to fill crucial labour market gaps and remain competitive on the world stage, the 2021 to 2023 levels plan aims to continue welcoming immigrants at a rate of about 1% of the population of Canada, including 401,000 permanent residents in 2021, 411,000 in 2022 and 421,000 in 2023. The previous plan set targets of 351,000 in 2021 and 361,000 in 2022.
“Immigration Is Essential To Getting Us Through The Pandemic, But Also To Our Short-Term Economic Recovery And Our Long-Term Economic Growth. Canadians Have Seen How Newcomers Are Playing An Outsized Role In Our Hospitals And Care Homes, And Helping Us To Keep Food On The Table. As We Look To Recovery, Newcomers Create Jobs Not Just By Giving Our Businesses The Skills They Need To Thrive, But Also By Starting Businesses Themselves. Our Plan Will Help To Address Some Of Our Most Acute Labour Shortages And To Grow Our Population To Keep Canada Competitive On The World Stage.”
– The Honourable Marco E. L. Mendicino, P.C., M.P., Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship
The health, safety and security of Canadians remain our top priorities. Canada has strengthened health screening at the border as well as monitoring and enforcement, and will continue to closely follow the advice of public health officials as we welcome newcomers.
This multi-year plan recognizes the importance of family reunification and Canada’s global commitment to protecting those most at risk through refugee resettlement.
With both the economic crisis and COVID-19 pandemic disrupting those living in Brazil, a large percentage of Canada’s future immigrants will be arriving from Sao Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, Minas Gerais and countless other states.
Multilingual Real Estate Services
As specialists in both the Toronto Real Estate market and in dealing with newly landed immigrants from Brazil, members of the Pulse Realty Team focus on arranging an easier transition to newcomers and guiding them through finding their new homes.
Whether you’re looking to buy or rent real estate in Toronto, one of our specialists will be happy to assist you in either English, Spanish or Portuguese.