How Businesses Can Help New Immigrants Boost Canada’s Economy After COVID-19

January 13, 2021

By Canada Immigration News |

A senior figure at one of Canada’s top banks has urged governments and businesses to assist the seamless integration of newcomers, describing immigration as ‘a form of economic stimulus’.

Dan Rees, group head of Canadian banking at Scotiabank, believes immigration can be a way out of the economic woe caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Writing in the Globe and Mail, Rees states: “The more educated and productive people we attract, the more our quality of life improves and we can maintain the things that make Canada strong. Immigration is a form of economic stimulus.

“At a time when governments are doing their utmost to support the economy, we should use every engine of growth we can to carry us through the pandemic.”

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