Are you planning to showcase your skills in major Canadian provinces? If yes, you will be pleased to hear that the immigration department has decided to relax the rules in your favor. The move by top immigration officials is set to accommodate highly skilled workers, researchers, and people in business into the country to foster growth and opportunities.
What led to the sudden change of mind?
According to a recent 30-day survey by the Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB), 47% of SMEs including construction, transportation, and personal services sector lack a skilled workforce. Among the most affected provinces include British Columbia (49%), Quebec (48%), and Ontario (44%).
The Federal Skilled Worker Program, under the Skilled Worker initiative, has opened channels where new workers can apply for jobs in Canada. The proposed amendments clearly state that the Labor Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) has the power to prevent immigrants from applying and taking jobs from Canadians. However, everything in support of the act has been handled minus the LMIA’s input.
How do they plan to execute their plans?
In the quest for talent, most employers will be required to include innovative ideas to allow for expansion plans. All efforts to include stop-gap measures to this recent development could prove futile, forcing most immigrants to fill in for their spaces.
Until recently, Ontario’s immigration pathway, the Human Capital Priorities (HCP) stream required immigrants to score at least 350 from 400 points to make it into the job market.