New York- As the global economy improves and tries to put the pandemic aside, the fight to get young and fit has begun. With visas quickly approved and promises of permanent residency, many of the wealthy nations that are spearheading that recovery are sending the message to skilled immigrants around the world: We need your help right now.
In Germany, officials recently warned that the country needs 400,000 new immigrants a year to fill vacancies ranging from academia to air conditioning, a new Immigration Decree offers to speed up work visas and six months to visit the country and find a job.
Canada plans to grant residency to 1.2 million new immigrants by 2023. Recently, Israel struck a deal to bring in health workers from Nepal.
And in Australia, where mines, hospitals and taverns are decimated after nearly two years of having the borders closed, the government aims to double the number of immigrants it will allow to enter the country next year.
The effects of the Covid have caused many people to retire, resign or do not return to work. Although keeping many people busy, the pandemic has thrown humanity’s demographics out of balance in a more obvious way — rapidly aging wealthy nations produce too few new workers, while countries with a glut of young people usually produce too few new workers. they don’t have a job for everyone.
New strategies for that imbalance could influence the immigration debate around the world.