- Canada welcomes approximately 300,000 immigrants annually.
- In Manitoba, scientists and engineers make up over 60% of the professionals that immigrate to this province. In Manitoba, approximately 150 new immigrants per year identify their professional background as engineering and this number is increasing.
- According to the Conference Board of Canada, immigrants made up 70% of labour force growth in Canada in the 1990s, and made up 100% of labour force growth
- With engineering shortages pending in the next decades, integration of immigrant professionals is an important part of the workforce renewal strategy. Meaningful integration of immigrant professionals is also part of social equity for healthy communities. Foreign qualifications recognition and professional integration are priorities for immigrants, governments, and professions alike.