Canada immigration changes to solve labor shortage
Canada, 25th July: Canada has announced latest changes to its immigration rules to help find a solution to the growing problem of labor crunch.
This was revealed by Canada immigration minister Jason Kenney.
Increasing job opportunities in Canada—Canada has introduced changes to immigration temporary foreign worker program as well as its immigration system. And this will help in finding and hiring skilled foreign workers to come to Canada under a new pilot project announced by the federal government.
Speaking about the issue, Kenney said high skilled tradesmen including welders, carpenters and heavy duty mechanics will now gain entry to Canada under the new scheme announced on 16th July, 2012.
New Canada immigration program is among several steps introduced by the federal government to ensure development of Canadian economy. The focus will be on attracting immigrants with high skills and training, Kenney said.
New immigration scheme to improve jobs, income for immigrants—New immigration program announced by Kenney for temporary skilled foreign workers will bring desired improvisations in the earlier schemes of Canada immigration.
This is a progress over rigid and slow program of immigration leading to poor employment levels as well as reduced income in the nation, Kenny affirmed. It will put to an end a long wait of six to seven months period due to bureaucracy.
So, now, the employers will be able to hire skilled trades people from visa exempt nations to get a Canada work permit at the airport of Calgary and Edmonton instantly.
Such Canada work permit will allow temporary foreign workers to live and work in Canada for a maximum of two years. This will solve labor shortage of workers in construction sector of Canada, Kenney maintained.
Pre-assessment of foreign credentials—a step forward towards better settlement of immigrants—The immigration process of Canada will address the problem of underemployment among immigrants coming to Canada, he stated.
For the past several years in a row, foreign trained professionals were working at jobs much below their educational levels in Canada.
But, thanks to the introduction of pre-assessment of their foreign credentials before their actual arrival in Canada, only those whose skills/educational levels are in accordance with the requirements of Canadian labor market will gain entry into the nation.
And information will also be provided regarding any improvisations needed for getting relevant jobs in Canada.