MOSCOW, 4 Mar – RIA Novosti. Canada last year became the most attractive country for migrant workers, displacing the United States, and countries that are better able to cope with the coronavirus began to attract applicants, according to a joint study by BCG and The Network, “Analysis of the global talent market – physical and virtual”, which is available RIA News.
The study showed that out of 209 thousand participants from 190 countries, about 50% of respondents are ready to move to another country for work. This is less than the indicators of 2014 and 2018 – 64% and 57%, respectively. Respondents from almost all countries surveyed showed less willingness to emigrate for work. “Canada has become the most attractive country for migrant workers, displacing the US. According to a new study, the pandemic has significantly affected the attitude of people to work abroad. In general, their interest in relocation. for the sake of work decreased, and they began to be attracted by countries that were able to resist the coronavirus better than others, “the authors note.
Also in the top 10 countries that are attractive for relocation in the opinion of the respondents were Australia, Germany, Great Britain, Japan, Switzerland, Singapore, France, New Zealand.
“Almost all countries that managed to move higher in the top 10 most popular jobs had relatively few coronavirus infections. These include Canada, Australia and Japan. In addition, two countries from the Asia-Pacific region, which received international praise for success in the field of health, – Singapore and New Zealand – became the newcomers of the ranking, “- the study showed.
Concerns about the fight against coronavirus in Europe have caused a decline in the popularity of many areas of emigration for the sake of work. Thus, both Germany and France dropped two lines in this ranking. Italy and Spain dropped out of the top ten.
“Likewise, respondents' attitude towards the most famous cities as a place of work depends on the success in the fight against coronavirus in the countries where they are located. New York, Barcelona, Rome and Madrid are now much less attractive to survey participants than in 2018. And vice versa , the popularity of Tokyo, Singapore, Dubai and Abu Dhabi has increased due to the fact that these countries have been relatively little affected by the pandemic, “the authors also noted.
According to BCG Senior Partner Rainer Strack, restrictive labor immigration policies have already weakened the trend towards mobility. “The COVID-19 pandemic has added a new variable, forcing people to be more careful about international relocation. And with the development of the remote format, many felt that they could develop their careers virtually, without having to relocate,” he comments.
While fewer and fewer respondents are ready to emigrate to another country, they are enthusiastic about working for a foreign company while remaining at home. Thus, more than half (57%) of the survey participants stated their preference for remote employment in a foreign company, and among these respondents, the United States again came out on top, pushing aside Canada.
“In general, IT and digital professionals are particularly open to virtual recruiting: 71% of respondents with digital or analytics backgrounds said they were willing to work for a company that does not have a physical presence in their country. technologies accounted for 67%. Participants of the survey with higher education – from a master's degree and above – were also ready for such a model of work (about 62%) “, – said the experts.