The political statement made by Canadia’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in his previous term by heading a gender-neutral cabinet is slowly reflecting in all spheres of life in Canada, including the life of immigrants.
According to a report titled, “The power of parity: Advancing women’s equality in Canada” by Mckinsey & Company, it highlighted that Canada could stand to gain $150 billion in GDP by 2026, equivalent to 0.6 percent a year, from narrowing the gender gap.
In sync with it, the provincial authorities, non-government organizations (NGOs) across Canada are working towards bringing a more inclusive society for immigrant women as well. Here are some exciting reasons to plan your immigration to Canada.
Encouraging newcomer women to participate in sports
Newcomer women and girls are usually deterred by language barriers, cultural differences such as dress codes, or the fear of being racialized and stereotyped. As a result, they form the most underrepresented section of the population in Canadian sports.
Organizations across Canada are working to break down the barriers that prevent immigrant women from participating in sports.
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The frontrunner NGO in this initiative is the Canadian Association for the Advancement of Women and Sport and Physical Activity (CAAWS). It receives grants from Immigration Refugee and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) to provide funding for 20 community organizations across Canada to tailor programs for newcomer women.
Practically every Canadian province, except for Newfoundland and Labrador, had at least one community partner with CAAWs. Their funding began in 2018 and will end in June 2020.
Canadian provinces like Prince Edward Island, Nova Scotia, North West Territories remain to be actively engaged in improving the total percentage representation of newcomer women in the national sports activity.
Work opportunities in Skilled Occupations
Based on Mckinsey & Company survey findings, the commitment to gender equality, today, is strong among Canadian organizations. Four in five reports that gender diversity is a top or very important priority. And half of them have articulated a business case for gender diversity, which is a three-fold increase since our 2017 survey.
Canadian women have a high workforce participation rate, with 82% of women between the ages of 25 to 54 opting to work outside of their homes. Also, entry-level Managerial positions are equally open to women & men.
Canada also provides an excellent case for the immigration of Nurses to the country. Apart from it, cities like Toronto, Vancouver, Montreal, Calgary have emerged as major tech-hubs in the country. It offers tremendous work opportunities for newcomer women to have a settled & meaningful career.
Impressive targets under Express Entry & Canada PNP
Canada eyes 85,800 invitations through the Express Entry system alone in 2020. Immigration, Refugees & Citizenship Canada ( IRCC) is right on track by issuing nearly 14,800 in the first two months of 2020. With four Express Entry draws concluded in 2020, there are about 70,000 invitations still to be issued. It also expected that an immense 79% of yet to be issued ITA will be given to candidates who have applied through one of the Provincial Nomination Streams.
It provides an excellent case to infer the open opportunity for women to showcase their skills & apply for Canadian immigration. Canada has remained as a country where basic women’s rights such as access to birth control and abortion are long-established and protected. It is also your best option for easy & quick permanent migration to a developed country.
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