News on the new immigration program
This article was copied from other news spots regarding Minister Jason Kenny's revamp of the immigration system.
Canada’s Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism Minister Jason Kenney has announced on Monday December 10, 2012, a new a new Federal Skilled is being launched on January 2, 2013, in a bid country’s growing requirements for skilled tradespersons. Canada will accept up to 3000 tradespersons during the first year of of the Federal Skilled Trades Program for foreign professionals who meet certain criteria. The tradespersons must have two years work experience and meet the minimum language requirements.
Jason Kenney has said that the newly introduced Skilled Trades will assist in the labour shortages and with new changes the immigration system will be fast and flexible working for Canadian economy.
“The new Skilled Trades Stream will help address serious labour shortages in some regions of the country,” said the Minister Kenney in a statement, “and support .”
“For too long, Canada’s immigration system has not been open to these in-demand skilled workers,” Jason Kenney. ” These changes are long overdue and will help us move to a fast and flexible immigration system that works for Canada’s economy,” the Minister said.
The foreign nationals must meet the following criteria in order to be eligible for the Skilled Tradesprogram. The applicants will require to:
The minister said that cap for the Skilled Trades Program for the first year has been set at 3000 in order to ensure that there is no backlog and application are processed promptly.
The new program will help the tradespersons to immigrate to Canada without competing with the highly skilled professionals under the Federal Skilled Worker program for Canadian permanent residency.