Project to allure foreign families to work in B.C.
Canada, 17th August: An increased number of family members of temporary immigrant workers in British Columbia will be provided opportunity to get jobs here due to the launch of a new pilot project.
Work opportunities await in B.C.--Information about this new immigrant project was revealed by British Columbia Minister of Jobs, Tourism and Innovation Pat Bell, and Canada immigration and citizenship minister Jason Kenney.
Kenney stated that this is a move by Canada to make the nation more welcoming for families of temporary foreign workers coming to Canada for working here.
Meanwhile, the aim is to ascertain the advantages of enabling immigration of foreign families of temporary foreign workers who have been selected due to their respective specific skill-sets, Kenney further informed.
Canada temporary foreign work visa-- Foreigners coming to Canada as temporary foreign workers are allowed to live and work in Canada in case the concerned employer or employers in Canada do not find Canadian citizens or Canada permanent residents with requisite qualifications or skills for getting jobs here.
On the other hand, those with an open Canada work permit can work with any employer in Canada.
Prior to the new Canada immigration rule coming into effect from 15th August onwards, an open Canada work permit for working in B.C. was available only to the common-law partners or spouses of temporary foreign workers having jobs in the capacity of professional, managerial or skilled trades.
The new policy will include working age dependents, spouses and common law partners of almost all the temporary foreign workers, including workers engaged in jobs requiring low skill sets, for working in B.C.
One million jobs in B.C. by 2020—The fact that British Columbia will have around one million new jobs by the year 2020 is a good point to cheer about for aspiring immigrants wanting to move to Canada. And for filling up these jobs in B.C., foreign workers will be needed to meet the shortage of skilled workers, claimed Bell.
Foreign workers play a vital role for the economic development of each region of Canada and hence, Canada will work towards more and more immigrants possessing skills in great demand in Canada, Kenney stated.
The move by B.C. to provide opportunity to working age dependents and spouses of temporary foreign workers to get jobs in this Canadian province will not only provide the much needed relief to businesses of B.C but also prove beneficial for the economic growth of B.C and Canada, Bell further maintained.