Temporary measure have been introduced by the Immigration Minister Sean Fraser, to alleviate the labor shortage in the country. Fraser says this will aid more hands in the labor sector and more than 500,000 students will be able to fill up the space caused by labor shortage. This means that the students can now work more hours, this arrangement is to commence from the From November 15, 2022 until December 31, 2023. The students can now work even while students are still in session.
The same measures will also be taken for students who are currently applying for their study permit in the country, and they will also be able to benefit from benefit from this policy if Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada approves their application.
Although Statistics Canada reported that Canada’s unemployment rate fell to 5.2 per cent in September, down from 5.4 per cent in August., the new development was announced this morning in Canada’s capital city, Ottawa, by the Immigration Minister Sean Fraser, is believe to alleviate the labor shortage in the country.
Canada is among the world’s leading destinations of international students. In 2021, it hosted over 620,000 international students, a figure which has tripled over the past two decades. Canada issued nearly 450,000 new study permits last year alone. Demand to study in Canada remains strong due to various factors, such as the quality of the country’s educational institutions, multiculturalism, affordability of the Canadian dollar, and the work and permanent residence opportunities that the country offers. And this year alone Fraser also pointed out in today’s announcement that Canada has already processed more than 452,000 study permit applications between January and August of 2022.