B.C. on way to attract more immigrants
The government is now establishing a panel of experts to review current programs, so as to attract more immigrants to fill the vacancies that will come up in near future.
Recently as declared by Premier Christy Clark, it is the need of the hour revise the skilled immigrants and foreign investment programs for the consistent development of the province as well as the country.
Establishing a Panel:
As per to study the ongoing programs, an expert panel has been initiated by the government. With a budget of around $1,00, 000 this formed committee will consists of experts belonging to business and other community leaders. The group will be headed by John Yap, the Richmond Steveston MLA along with other members including the community experts like ,Tung Chan the Former CEO SUCCESS and also the Chinese community leader, Stockwell Day, the Government relations consultant also one the former minister and MP, Yuen Pau Woo the CEO Asia Pacific Foundation, Grace Wong the Assistant dean also UBC and vice-chair SUCCESS, Tim McEwan the CEO, Initiatives Prince George, Suki Badh the College instructor and South Asian community leader, Michael Hwang the Principal lawyer of Hwang, Company also founder and partner of Amicus Lawyers, Narindarpal Singh Kang the Founder of Kang and Company Law Firm.
Areas to be reviewed by the panel:
These community leaders and the experts are expected to deeply study and review the current Federal Skilled Worker Program, the Federal Immigrant Investor Program and the Canadian Experience Class program. The committee is expected to evaluate each of the program on basis how they are benefitting the province and the issues that require improvement in it, so that the province achieve best results out of these program. They will also discovering new ways to draw more number of skilled immigrants and the prospective investors to the place.
Need for the review:
It is expected that in coming decade the country will experience a favorable boost in the economy with around one million job vacancies. It is believed that country may face shortage of skilled workers that may bring problematic situations in the economic development of the country.To fill them the authorities will mostly have to rely on the foreign immigrants with skilled expertise and required qualifications. Hence keeping the demand of future in view B.C. panel is on their way to attract more of skilled immigrants and investors to the country.
Working of the committee:
The committee is supposed to start working vigorously on the above said cause and expected to come out with a public report by end of March next year.