The Canadian Immigrant Integration Program partners with schools across the world to assist immigrants in their transition to Canada.
These foreign schools train immigrants for the Federal Skilled Worker Program and Provincial Nominees Program and provide them with the necessary knowledge to succeed once in Canada as Permanent Residents. Many of these immigrants will be eligible for citizenship after a few short years.
According to a news release from Citizenship and Immigration Canada, “More than 20,000 people are arriving in Canada better prepared for the labour market, thanks to the Canadian Immigrant Integration Program.”
It is no secret that the Minister of Multiculturalism, the Honourable Jason Kenney, is very interested in making it easier for qualified immigrants to come to Canada. However, this is an important point that they must also be vetted by the CIC. Kenney has been particularly strict with the implementation of immigration enforcement over the past year.
The purpose of the program is to prepare immigrants with the knowledge necessary to enter the labour market in Canada. They learn how to find a job, find a place to live, develop work relationships, network and to create their own plan for their futures.
The CIC funds the Canadian Immigrant Integration Program and since 2010 has contributed $15 million dollars to the program, which is a small price to pay for the successful transition of immigrants into Canada.
Additionally, the program provides referrals to schools, jobs and regulatory agencies in the provinces to make getting a job just that much smoother.