New Canada immigration rules open doors to skilled tradespeople

Changes in Canada immigration rules aimed to address skills shortage—Canada is facing a scarcity of workforce and recent changes announced to Canada immigration rules are aptly aimed to help fill shortages of skilled workers in Canada.

This was revealed by Canada citizenship and immigration minister Jason Kenney. New Canada immigration rules will make it easier for the nation to attract immigrants possessing skills in high demand in the nation, Kenney asserted. And new rules will no longer give increased preference to immigrants possessing university degrees.

Federal government has plans to introduce changes to Canada’s points based system for the purposes of recognition of skilled trades of foreigners.

As per current rules of Canada immigration, immigrants possessing skill trades don’t find an opportunity of immigration to Canada, Kenney informed. Hence, new Canada immigration rules will make sure to allow immigrants who possess skill trades to move and work in Canada, he clarified.

Canada is thus opening doors to increased number of foreigners who are trade-oriented. And this will enable the nation to allure hidden jewels from various corners of the world to fill shortage of workforce in different regions, Kenney affirmed.

Training and apprenticeship programs for Canadians—Canada, meanwhile, will ensure to keep the interests of Canadians in mind keeping in view the fact that there are around 1.4 million of them seeking employment. This was revealed by Olivia Chow, NDP MP.

If skilled workers in demand in Canada are not found within the nation, only then will the nation seek to hire overseas skilled tradespeople, added Chow. She also urged on offering rewards in the form of income tax breaks for firms providing training to jobless Canadians.

She maintained that Canada must give priority to Canadians first for filling vacant positions of jobs here and only resort to hiring immigrants if Canadians with requisite skills are not found from within the nation.

Meanwhile, Canada is also intending of easier deportation of foreigners rendered inadmissible by officials of Canada immigration department-CIC (Citizenship and Immigration Canada). So, legislation is likely to be up for streamlining of endless appeals by foreigners in the nation, he maintained.

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