Two or three decades ago, migrants from India were a rare occurrence. Ten years ago, it was a little more common, but nonetheless, only 15-20% of the Indian population had relatives outside the country. Today, approximately 40-50% of Indians have parents or other relatives residing outside the country. Nowadays, it is very common to hear a husband, aunt, uncle, father, children, sons, daughters, or nephew who live outside India.
Whether it’s to earn a better salary for their hard work, to have a better way of living, or simply to enjoy the culture of work and living in a distant country – there are various reasons for people who choose to migrate from India. However, what could be the causes of countries that allow so many immigrants?
Reasons for allowing migrant countries
There may be different reasons for allowing a country – or even encouraging it somewhat – to immigrate. However, there are three main reasons for this:
Lack of qualified professionals: in an ideal world, each country has qualified people for each field in its country. However, in reality, this is not the case. Each country faces a job shortage in some or other sectors, and there are sometimes occupations that a small group of people can do better than others. This is one of the main reasons why a country accepts immigrants.
Usually, the countries that choose migrant workers are first world countries. Hiring skilled or professional workers abroad, particularly in Third World countries, is more profitable for these countries than for locals. Most large companies and industries prefer to transfer their employees from other branches in India and China, etc. A lot of money is used to recruit and train new employees in this way.
Since immigration is a two-way system beneficial to the applicant and the nation, each country chooses migrants who belong to the skill area in which they face a shortage – most of them are professionals qualified. These professionals in turn not only help the company they work for but also contribute very well to the growth of their country’s certified economy.
However, another fact that is rapidly emerging as the main reason why countries welcome migrants is the “aging of the population”.
If we take the example of Canada, according to recent data published by Statistics Canada:
With the start of the baby boom generation reaching 65 in 2011, the Canadian population is aging;
Canadian society is urbanizing as more and more people live in medium and large cities;
Families with one more person, reflecting high divorce rates and a longer lifespan; And
As migration continues to shape Canada’s demographic profiles, the population and the workforce are becoming increasingly multi-ethnic.
The survey reveals that all of the above national trends are clear in British Columbia (British Columbia). The average age of British Columbians was 41.9 years in 2011. The average age has been increasing for four decades. Twenty years ago, she was 34.7 years old and returned in 1971, which is typical of British Columbia. The resident was young. 28. Almost 700,000 people were 65 and over 4.4 million in the province in 2011.
The important demographic development that should be mentioned is migration and the role it plays in reshaping the population. Compared to the size of the current population, Canada is near the top of the number of immigrants accepted globally. Canada welcomes between 240,000 and 260,000 permanent newcomers during the average year, not counting the inflows of foreign students and temporary workers. According to the 2011 census, immigrants make up 26% of the population of British Columbia. The proportion is much higher on the continent – 41%.
The statistics mentioned clearly show that with the average Canadian citizen reaching retirement age, immigrants are the main engine of economic growth in Canada. This is the rapidly growing factor as one of the main reasons why Canada or any other country chooses skilled migrants.