In the latest report, the Organization for Economic Development and Cooperation (OECD) has praised the immigration policy of Canada. The report that examined the Canadian labor migration policy says that the nation is broadly recognized as a role model for the immigration policy.
Canada has the biggest and the most extensive skilled immigration system with the OECD nations. Canada first started a points-based selection system for skilled worker immigration. Later Australia, New Zealand, and the United States developed their own point-based skilled immigration policies motivated from Canada. The points-based ranking system enables Canada to manage and to get more control in choosing skilled workers.
Canada immigration system involves both provincial and federal programs. Federal Express Entry system of Canada immigration prefers prospective immigrants based on several human capital factors that include language, educational qualification and work experience. Selecting immigrants based on these parameters has encouraged Canada to have a strong labor market. One out of five people in Canada is foreign-born, while 60% of the entire population is highly educated.
Another famous pathway for Canada immigration is Canadian Provincial Nominee Programs. These programs run by Canadian territories and provinces for choosing immigrants who satisfy their demographic and labor requirements. Canada PNPs choose Express Entry applicants for Canada PR. It helps these applicants to receive Canada PR faster, as the Canadian Express Entry has a quicker processing system.
Canada is also the most active growing goal for foreign students among the OECD nations. In Canada, foreign students have the opportunity to do part-time work. They can also appeal for the Post-Graduate Work Permit (PGWP) by using this they can work in Canada following their studies for a specific period. The PGWPs number announced by Canada has grown by five times in the preceding five years.
Reacting to the OECD report, Ahmed Hussen, Canadian Immigration Minister announced that Canada would remain to support the policies and programs of immigration that improve the social, economic, and demographic spirit of its communities. He said that Canada would proceed with its efforts to bring newcomers by its new immigration programs such as the Rural and Northern Immigration Pilot, Atlantic Pilot Program, and Agri-food Immigration Pilot.