Canada | Immigration | Canada tops as a work destination: Global workforce study

According to a recent report by Boston Consulting Group (BCG) and The Network, Canada is now the top destination for work. According to the study, the pandemic has had a significant effect on people’s attitudes about working abroad, lowering their confidence in general and directing them toward countries that have done the best job of suppressing the coronavirus.

This year’s survey included nearly 2, 09, 000 participants from 190 countries. Almost half i.e. 50% of the participants showed their willingness to move to another country for work. This was 7% down from the study that took place in 2018.

The reasons for declined interest working in other countries could be restrictive immigration policies by some countries. In addition, COVID-19 is a factor that is causing people to be hesitant about relocating. Further, many participants believe that with the rise of remote working they can advance their careers without having to relocate.

Canada tops the list pushing the US to the next position in attracting people as a work destination. Canada remained in the third position where the US was on the top in the previous two surveys held in 2018 and 2014 respectively.

Most of the countries that have been in the top 10 rankings have relatively low incidents of COVID-19 cases. Singapore and New Zealand, two Asia-Pacific countries that have earned recognition for their public health responses, appear on the list for the first time.

Top 10 countries

Rank20202018
1CanadaUS
2USGermany
3AustraliaCanada
4GermanyAustralia
5UKUK
6JapanSpain
7SwitzerlandFrance
8SingaporeSwitzerland
9FranceItaly
10New ZealandJapan

The government of Canada is committed to an immigration system that enhances the Canadian middle class through economic growth and promotes diversity by assisting in the development of vibrant, diverse, and inclusive communities.

As per Immigration level plans 2021-2023, Canada aims to welcome 4, 01, 000 immigrants in 2021. Further in 2022 it aims to welcome 4, 11,000 new comers and another 4, 21,000 new comers in 2022. This means Canada aims to welcome more than 1.2 million immigrants in these three years.

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