In less than a decade, Canada will have one retiree for every two employees.
To address the growing labor deficit, Canada's government set in November a new aim of accepting 1.45 million immigrants by 2025,
with 60% educated in health care and other critical employment skills.
Meanwhile, comparable immigration legislation in the United States has stuck as Republicans oppose Democratic
attempts to promote an infusion of skilled immigrants until more is done to protect the US-Mexico border.
Despite having nearly ten times the population of Canada, the United States admitted the same number of legal,
employment-based immigrants — about 275,000 — in fiscal year 2022 as Canada now plans to admit each year over the next three years,
according to data from U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services and drafters of Canada's new policy.