Immigration Minister Sean Fraser says the massive wave of retiring baby boomers is making it absolutely vital for Canada to welcome more immigrants, including skilled workers through the Express Entry system.
“With five million Canadians set to retire by the end of the decade, the economic need for immigration is more important than ever,” tweeted Fraser.
In Banff, Alberta earlier this month, the immigration minister listened to tourism industry stakeholders and their need to fill critical labour market shortages.
“Together, we will continue to welcome a record number of immigrants to contribute to our communities,” pledged Fraser.
Ottawa is bullish on immigration and has set – and achieved – record-breaking immigration targets.
At the current rate of immigration, Canada is poised to receive 449,976 new permanent residents this year, far above Ottawa’s record-setting immigration target of 431,645 immigrants for 2022.
The current immigration levels plan targets 447,055 new permanent residents next year and 451,000 in 2024.
Among the most promising ways to come to Canada as an economic immigrant are the three programs which use the Express Entry system, the Federal Skilled Worker(FSW), Federal Skilled Trades (FST), and Canada Experience Class (CEC) programs.
Here are all of the eligible occupations under these Express Entry programs. The FSW has 347 eligible occupations listed under the National Occupational Classification (NOC) system for candidates in the Express Entry pool who are ranked through the Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS).