New program to help immigrants get Canadian work experience
Canada, 7th October: A new program is being launched for newcomers in Canada to enable them get Canadian work experience for a head start in jobs.
Giving details about this new initiative by Canada, the minister of Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism Jason Kenney said this rare opportunity will help new immigrants in Canada gain temporary work experience in Canada in accordance with the skills and experience already held by them.
The immigration minister said that the program is meant for new immigrants who play a crucial role in making Canada a strong nation.
The program titled ‘The Federal Internship for Newcomers’ helps newcomers in Canada make best use of the skills already possessed by them in the job market of Canada when they start their new lives in this nation, the immigration minister added.
The new internship program follows two other pilot programs already being carried out by the CIC(Citizenship and Immigration Canada) and HRSDC(Human Resources and Skills Development Canada).
A large number of other Canadian government agencies and departments are collaborating in expansion of this initiative for the immigrants in Canada. Some of the agencies working towards providing valuable work experience to immigrants in Canada include Canada Border Services Agency, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Health Canada, Natural Resources Canada, the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency and Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions.
Already, around 60 interns, who had immigrated to Canada only recently, have become enrolled in this latest initiative by Canada immigration this fall .
Speaking about the initiatives launched by Canada government towards helping successful settlement of newcomers in Canada job market, Diane Finley, the Minister for Human Resources and Skills Development, said that the government of Canada feels committed in providing all assistance to the newcomers to help them succeed in their new homes.
The internship program by Canada for settlement of foreigners in Canada is a live example of the efforts being undertaken by the government to enable new immigrants maximize their potential and make significant contributions towards the Canadian economy, added Finley.
New additions have already been made in the internship positions in the fields of communication, finance, science and translation.