Canada Overshadows the US as the Most Attractive Place for Global Workers

Canada eclipses the US as the most stunning place for a global worker. This is according to a report on international talent.

The Network and The Boston Consulting Group (BCG) took a survey of 209,000 people from 190 different countries.

This report proves that the recent global pandemic played a significant role in affecting where foreigners like to work. Under normal circumstances, fewer people prefer to work abroad due to the current pandemic.

Just 50% of the total had any interest in working abroad between October and December 2020. It was 57% in 2018 and 64% in 2014.

Another factor affecting the rankings of work destinations is the way a nation responds to a pandemic. For instance, New Zealand, Australia, Singapore, Japan, and Canada have almost low case numbers.

These nations were also amongst the top ten. Besides, other popular destinations, like France and Germany, fell two spots in this ranking. At the same time, Spain and Italy failed to be on the list of the top ten.

Several popular cities have lost their attractiveness to foreign workers. These include cities like Barcelona, Rome, and New York.

On the other hand, several other cities have become more popular. These include cities like Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Tokyo, and Singapore. These cities were affected less by the pandemic.

Overall, Canada was at the top of the charts. Respondents who ranked the nation highly include:

  1. People with doctorates and master’s degrees.
  2. Workers with digital experience
  3. People under the age of 30.

The US follows strict immigration measures. This was mainly during the Trump administration. As a result of this, people lost their interest in working abroad.

Another factor that might have added to the drop in interest in the US is social unrest. This is about the long-standing racial injustice and several police brutality issues.

A recent example of this is the Black Lives Matter protests. This was after a black man, George Floyd, got killed by a police officer in 2020.

If you ignore social, health, and political concerns by considering remote workers, the United States will become number one. Close to 57% of workers are happy to work remotely.

These workers are happy to work remotely for both Canadian and US companies. However, they do not prefer the idea of relocation due to the recent global pandemic.

Digital and tech workers are also happy to work remotely. Almost 71% of such workers said they are glad to work for any company without being physically present in the country. Several Canadian companies may take advantage of this fact.

Reasons to Work in Canada

There are several benefits of working in Canada. This includes:

  • High-quality education for kids.
  • Enjoying the country’s beautiful scenery.
  • Taking advantage of Canada’s health care system.

If you can gain valuable work experience by working in Canada, you may also become eligible for Canadian permanent residence. You can earn more points through Federal Skilled Worker Program under Canada’s Express Entry system.

You will also become suitable under one of the nation’s Provincial Nominee Programs or PNPs.

With a minimum of one year of work experience in Canada, you may also opt for the Canadian Experience Class (CEC). However, you need to fulfill the program’s most minor language requirement.

Besides fulfilling the CEC work experience requirement, working in Canada will also help you immerse yourself in your target language. This may either be French or English.

This immersion will help improve your language skills and fulfill the bare minimum requirement of the program.

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