Immigration will help with COVID-19 economic recovery

November 5, 2020

By Halifax Today |

The Immigrant Services Association of Nova Scotia (ISANS) says attracting and retaining immigrants is critical to Canada’s economic recovery from COVID-19.

Last week the federal immigration minister unveiled a plan that aims to bring in more than 1.2 million immigrants in the next three years to help make up for the shortfall in 2020.

Jennifer Watts is CEO of ISANS and tells NEWS95.7’s The Todd Veinotte Show immigration helps fill labour gaps.

Regardless of profession or skill background, Watts says immigrants make significant contributions to economic development.

“One of the things we have realized through this pandemic is that people in entry-level jobs and in front-line serves, which can be highly skilled or more beginning-level skilled, are as critically important to our economy right across the board,” she says.

She says there are still plenty of jobs to fill.

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