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Immigration has long been part of Canada’s strategy to fill the roles of essential healthcare workers. According to the 2016 Census, more than 335,000 immigrants work in health-related occupations. Temporary foreign workers, permanent residents, and new citizens make up a significant percentage of the healthcare workforce in this country, even more so during COVID-19.
Immigration to Canada has been on the rise in recent years. This migration is driven by many factors such as increased global communication and transportation networks and a more mobile workforce, to name a few.