$22 million funding for helping new immigrants find jobs in Canada
Canada, 29th March: To help newcomers find employment in Canada, a funding of $22 million has been announced by the Canadian government.
The Bridge to work program is aimed to help foreign-trained Canadian citizens as well as permanent residents awaiting the recognition of their foreign credentials in Canada.
This has been stated by a press release of the Canadian government. The government of Canada revealed its next phase of the Economic Action Plan and the immigrant training program is a part of this plan.
According to Jason Kenney, Canada’s immigration and citizenship minister, said the program will assist skilled immigrants in Canada enter into the workforce market of the nation and integrate successfully into it.
Employers are a vital link for successful settlement of newcomers in Canada and hence, the program will engage them in the Bridge to Work program, Kenney added.
Till date, the program for helping newcomers get jobs in Canada has already assisted around 35,000 immigrants in nearly 200 immigrant settlement programs since its beginning way back in the year 2007-08.
It may be worth mentioned that the federal funding for helping new immigrants’ settlement in Canada has gone up three times since the year 2006.
The Bridge Training program will be extended a federal funding of $CA 12 million in the year 2011-12 and a further funding of CA$10 million in 2012-13. It’s the result of the successful collaboration between the Canada government and the Government of Ontario.
The projects that enable newcomers in Canada obtain training needed for getting work in Canada in both regulated and non-regulated employment or a Canada license in any regulated profession will be covered for providing federal funding.
The Bridge Training program will help newcomers get jobs in Canada in accordance with their requisite qualifications, skills and work experience.
The Canadian government feels its continuous commitment in not only just attracting foreigners into Canada but also help in retaining them and in successful integration into the communities of Canada. The government has been providing funding to several projects that enable new immigrants merge into Canadian societies. Services of language training as well as settlement services are the results of the federal funding for such programs in Canada.