Ontario Supports Highly Skilled Immigrants
Not Just A Cordial Welcome: Ontario aims to help Canadian immigrants to build and operate their own professions as soon as they arrive in Canada. Internationally trained professionals will have better opportunities to practice their trade with better help from the government.
All Round Preparation of Ground: In a bid to improve access to the labour market and professions fairly, Ontario’s Fairness Commissioner aims to co-operate with the government, professional regulatory bodies and various other partners. He has set forth to do this via a plan which aims at the following.
Reviewing any proposed regulations before approval so as to maximize available opportunities for internationally trained professionals in the medical field immigrating to Ontario.
Review entry-to-practice requirements, which includes mandatory experience in Canada, which will help eliminate unnecessary barriers while protecting the quality in health care as well as other sectors.
Additionally, the province is also pushing efforts harder that will expand programs that are community based so that international medical students can immigrate to Canada under the Canadian International Graduates Visa. These programs will help the immigrants to Canada start their professions faster. In turn, residents of Ontario can therefore gain more and faster from the better facilies that can be provided in healthcare.
Growing Out Of Its Skin…Growing Independent: Renowned as the most multicultural province in Canada, it is now attempting to call on the federal government to give it more powers to independently assist immigrants who will contribute to the economy of the province in a more tangible way.
Initially Quebec after which Manitoba and British Columbia were given more resources and powers to support the settlement of immigrants in the respective provinces. Now Ontario too is seeking similar freehand and is applying to the federal government making a similar deal with them.
Dalton McGuinty, premier of Ontario said that they too need a fair deal with the federal government so that they can help newcomers to blend in and succeed which will help support a culturally strong, vibrant and diversely talented Ontario.
From a Haven to Eden: In a bid to further their warm welcome to skilled immigrants into Ontario, the province is planning to invest $8.8 million to renew around a dozen programs all around the province. Ontario already has many an impressive facts to their credit like more than sixty per cent of the adult new comers to the province are either educated or are trained upto the post secondary level.
Some of the province’s Bridge Training programs receive partial support from Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC). A Bridge Training program helps a newcomer into Canada to get their requisite certification or licensing so that working in Ontario is not a hassle.
There are around thirty-five different fields where the administration of Ontario has a Bridge Training Program ranging from accountancy to tourism and veterinary medicine, etc.