Inspite of Covid-19 pandemic, Canadian immigration saw rising interest from April to August 2020. The latest survey carried out by Word Education Services (WES) has delivered its most recent release on how the Covid-19 pandemic has changed individuals’ perception of immigration. The survey was carried out wherein many prospective Canadian immigrants were targeted, who had applied for WES evaluation carried between January 2019 and July 2020. A total of 27,930 responses were received and analyzed.
WES announced three significant findings –
- The interest in Canada immigration increased between April and August among probable workers;
- The graph of respondents delaying immigration showed a considerable downfall in this time duration as many individuals applied for Canada immigration;
- The prospective immigrants expect financial conditions in their nation of origin to be more regrettable than in Canada.
This is the third report, which specified Canada immigration statistics since the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic. WES estimated the first analysis of Canada immigration during the height of the primary wave in April. The second took a gander at equivalent information in the month of June. The recently delivered analysis is a depiction of perspectives from August.
The targeted group incorporated most of the respondents from India, Nigeria, the Philippines, and Pakistan. Lebanon and Bangladesh residents each contained 2 percent of respondents, and the excess 25 percent were gathered into “other” nations. The chart below highlights the percentage of respondents based in specific countries.
A stratified random sampling methodology was used to collect the data from the targeted group. The data for the survey was collected from 17th August 2020 to 26th August 2020.
As mentioned above, many individuals who participated in the survey expected more adverse financial conditions in their home country and the remaining expected a negative impact on the job market. The earlier findings of one of the surveys conducted by WES showed that 80 percent of the respondents excepted negative financial conditions and hence opted for Canada immigration to secure their future by applying for Canada PR.
More respondents perceived COVID-19 to affect job availability in their profession adversely, both in Canada and their nation of origin. Forty-seven percent anticipated a negative effect on job availability in April, and 60% in August. The pandemic’s impact on Canada’s jobs expanded somewhat from 41 percent in April to 44 percent in August.