December 27, 2012
The New Federal Skilled Trades Immigration Program Receives Positive Feedback
The new Federal Skilled Trades Immigration Program was announced on December 10, 2012, since then many people have stepped-up to praise the new program. Michel Atkinson, president of the Canadian Construction Association said “The introduction of a dedicated and streamlined program for skilled trades addresses many of the shortcomings in the current Federal Skilled Worker Program. The new program ensures greater consideration is given to the needs of the industry when processing eligible immigrant applications.
President and CEO of the Canadian Chamber of Commerce, Perrin Beatty said “Canada will be better positioned to fill the demand for skilled tradesperson thanks to the introduction of a new immigration stream. This is welcome news for employers, particularly in Western Canada who are struggling to fill positions with enough Canadian-born trades professionals.
David Lindsay, President and CEO of Forest Products Association of Canada said “This is excellent news for our sector considering the shortage of qualified labour in many parts of Canada that is expected to only get worse.
Immigration Lawyer R.Reis Pagtakhan said. “These changes are long overdue and provide Manitoba an opportunity to focus its immigration program to fill other gabs in the workforce. Under past immigration programs, skilled trades people had a more difficulty time immigrating to Canada than professionals.
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