New Canadian Immigration Rules Attracts Skilled Workers

According to the new Canadian immigration rules proposed by the Canadian Citizenship and immigration Minister, Jason Kennedy, Canada is aiming to attract more skilled trades-persons to the country. It requires such talented individuals to fill the labor shortages which is more prevalent in the natural resources and construction sectors.

Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) is expecting to have an easy program for the skilled workers, through the renewed Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP), which will probably be launched later this year. The simplified program will be applied to sectors like construction, transportation, service and manufacturing industries.

The new immigration rules will be more flexible. According to the new rules the immigration minister will be able to use his authority on particular fields. Certain other priority businesses will also follow the instructions from the immigration minister.

The Canadian government has also proposed certain rules which will allow petitioners from certain businesses to get visas under the fast-track skilled workers program. Canada has planned to admit 55,000 and 57,000 skilled workers, according to its plans for the year 2012, through the FSWP.

The applicants who apply under the skilled workers program will be evaluated in terms of work experience, education, official language ability and age of the applicant. Along with that, job offer in Canada and their ability will also be considered. The new immigration policy will be streamlined according to the economic needs of the country and the employers who employ immigrants must assess the education and skills of applicants. The new immigration rules have also changed the immigrant investor program through which eligible entrepreneurs are attracted to settle in Canada.

The new rules favor administrators and professionals. The Canadian government will be able to select the required skill sets according to the changing economic trends. Recognition of international work and training experience will make it easier for the Canadian authorities to evaluate skilled immigrants.

The skilled employees will be selected with respect to their work experience rather than their degrees. But basic and minimum knowledge of the English or French language will be mandatory.