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Increase in the immigration process and the approval of Covid-19 vaccine in Canada

The climax of the coronavirus dilemma comes to an end after Canada approves the first Covid-19 vaccine.

Canadian Health Department has approved its first coronavirus vaccine on December 9, 2020. This approval will result In at the beginning of a tremendous vaccination campaign in its era. Pfizer and BioNTech Manufacturing had provided approval of the COVID-19 vaccine.

In a news release statement given by Health Canada, it exemplified that “the approval of the vaccine is supported by the evidence that it is safe, effective and of good quality.”

Various terms and condition have been laid for Pfizer-BioNTech which includes providing:

  • Side effects monitoring and reporting the information every month.
  • Final data from ongoing clinical trials and additional data on the safety and effectiveness of the drug.
  • Quality and control procedures to check if vaccines of adequate quality are being manufactured.

As per the CBC report, after the United Kingdom and Bahrain, Canada is the third country to license the vaccine.

Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau tweeted that 30,000 doses of the vaccine are likely to arrive in Canada roughly before Monday, and approximately 249,000 doses could arrive by the end of the year 2020. He also stated that it is possible that millions more would be available by the beginning of 2021.

If we calculate the number of vaccines a country has access to, Canada leads the world. In a recent CTV report, 7 companies have been in contract with the nation and Canada has assured 414 million doses of vaccines.

Health Canada is in contact with three other manufactures for the approval of their vaccines.

Canada has experienced over 430,000 cases and undoubtedly 13,000 deaths during this pandemic even though it went through a great deal of squaring out the coronavirus curve during summer, but since the COVID-19 outbreak increased throughout the country, a new set of lockdown measures were implemented.

The country is in a constant phase of accepting immigrants and Canada’s immigration system is functioning throughout the outbreak. 5000 successful candidates were invited via Express Entry system in Canada yesterday. For the first time in history, Canada has issued over 100,000 Express Entry candidates since the launch of Express Entry in 2015.

2021-2023 Immigration Levels Plan was announced by Canada at the end of October 2020. It is expected to provide permanent residence to over 400,000 immigrants per year by compensating lower fresher arrivals during the pandemic. To boost its economic growth, Canada relies on its Immigration policy to bear the all-time aging population and low birth rate.

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