World Education Services (WES) introduced a new study comparing a series of surveys of individuals planning to immigrate to Canada in August 2020 and August 2021. According to the analysis, interest in immigrating to Canada remains high since the share of respondents who indicated that the pandemic has not impacted their immigration plans increased from 48.3% to 51.5%. In addition, respondents anticipate a positive impact on the availability of jobs in their occupation in Canada and have a positive perception of the ability of the Canadian Government and health care system to manage the pandemic. Despite the comparative analysis stating that the pandemic has not been a significant factor in delaying respondents’ immigration plans, there was a significant increase in the number of interviewees who are interested in immigrating to a country other than Canada.
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