Canada needs biologists, other scientists

Foreigners with such skills can apply for Canada immigration under the Federal Skilled Worker Program.

Skills shortage in Canada—Canada is experiencing a huge shortage of skilled foreign workers in a range of sectors. Skilled foreign workers are invited to apply soon for getting the opportunity to work in Canada. Eligibility criteria under Canada Federal Skilled Worker Program is based on the points score as well as their ability to establish themselves in Canada economically.

It was launched in the year 2002 by Canada government and considers foreign worker’s work experience, education and other factors before allowing him entry into Canada.

All foreign workers with requisite skills must have a minimum paid work-experience of one year continuous full-time or an equivalent part-time work experience within the period of last ten years for immigrating to Canada under Canada Federal Skilled Worker program.

In addition, skilled foreign workers must clear official language proficiency test for becoming eligible under Federal Skilled Worker program.

Canada Priority Occupation List—All aspirants wanting to move to Canada under the Federal Skilled Worker Program are invited to possess skills mentioned in Priority Occupation List.

The best thing about Canada immigration under the Federal Skilled Worker Program’s Priority Occupation List is that foreign workers do not need to get an offer of sponsorship from Canadian employer.

List of priority occupations currently in great demand in Canada are as below—

• Biologist;

• Geneticist;

• Botanist;

• Zoologist;

• Pharmacologist;

• Marine biologist;

• Toxicologist.

Foreigners wanting to apply under the Federal skilled worker program need to possess a bachelor’s degree in related discipline or biology. And for getting the job of a research scientist in biology, eligibility requirement is a master’s or a doctoral degree either in biology or in related field. Canada has announced to provide Canada permanent residency to a maximum of 57,000 foreign skilled workers under its Federal Skilled Worker program as compared to the annual intake of 47,000 in the year 2011. The decision to increase the annual limit of foreign skilled workers under the Federal Skilled Worker program by the government of Canada is keeping in view the increasing importance of skilled foreign workers to the economy of Canada. Such a move will also help in making Canada globally competitive.

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