Canada has perhaps always been one of the easiest countries to immigrate to but a website was created to make the process even easier. You can read more about Canada immigration online but basically because the country’s population is so small in comparison to its size; it is always short of workers in certain categories and so willingly accepts those workers from other countries. One of the ways in which this website makes immigration easier is to publish the Federal Skilled Trades Class (FSTC) which is a list that indicates the trades and professions which Canada is shortest of and so if someone from another country is qualified or experienced in one of these trades or professions, their chances of success when applying for immigration to Canada are much higher.
The site also mentions that as the 10 provinces and 3 territories that make up Canada have a certain amount of autonomy, they too provide lists of the trades and professions they have a shortfall in and although in these cases an applicant will still have more success, it will only be for admission to the province or territory that is in need. These lists by no means though disqualifies people with other trade knowledge or skills from applying for work in Canada, it just means that if you are applying for something not on these lists, your application may take longer and perhaps even be looked at harder. The border between Canada and the United States is the longest land border between any two countries in the world and as Americans can freely cross the border into Canada without the need for a Visa, obviously a lot of Americans have visited Canada.
That does not necessarily mean though that the majority of immigrants to Canada are American and if fact recently Canada has accepted a high number of Chinese immigrants. There have been two occasions recently though when Americans were considering immigrating to Canada in such high numbers that the website had to close to take a breath and then re-open later. One of these instances was due to a large drop in the price of shares on the American Stock Exchange and the other was immediately after the announcement that Donald Trump had won the 2016 Presidential race. As the website only deals with enquiries and offers help though, it is not yet known if all the Americans that swamped the site after the announcement will follow up their enquiries and actually applies to move to Canada either now or after Trump enters the White House.
One thing about Canada which a lot of people applying to immigrate there do not realize is that Canada has two official languages, French as well as English and so if they know no French, they should perhaps be careful not to accept a work Visa for somewhere where French is the most spoken language otherwise they may face a few problems although those problems would only be minor as most important details are always published in both languages.