Linked In Post : July 6 2022 ( Jashanjit (Jay) Singh, BBA, RCIC )
The federal government announced that the express entry system resumes its draws from July 06, 2022.
Government of Canada has announced Workforce Solutions Road Map – Adding further changes to the Temporary Foreign Worker Program to address labour shortages across Canada
From: Employment and Social Development Canada ( Vaseba Immigration Press Release, April 4th, 2022 )
Canada added 337,000 jobs in February 2022 as it is recovering from the COVID-19 pandemic. It is lowering its unemployment rate to 5.5 percent, the lowest since the pandemic began. In reality, Canada’s economic recovery has been facing difficulties to fill positions for various jobs. The Government of Canada is focusing on establishing a robust, sustainable workforce in all industries to support Canada’s continuing economic growth.
Therefore, Carla Qualtrough, the Minister of Employment, announced the Temporary Foreign Worker (TFW) Program Road Map today.
This TFW Program is excellent to fulfill the needs of today’s labor market. To tackle labor shortages, government offering Canada PR permanent residence that is a very vital step. As part of TFW Program Road Map, five significant policy adjustments will be enacted in the next weeks to address current workforce and talent shortages.
These are effective immediately. Vaseba Immigration has updated most of it’s program information and are rapidly working towards making the process easier than before. Thanks to support from the Government.
· Seasonal industries such as fish and seafood industry would no longer be limited in the number of low-wage jobs under the TFW Program. Seasonal Cap Exemption become permanent which has been in existence since 2015. Furthermore, the maximum annual duration of these posts would be increased to 270 days from 180 days.
· LMIAs (Labor Market Impact Assessments) will now be valid for 18 months, up from 9 months previously. (Before COVID-19, LMIA’s were only effective for 6 months.)
· Workers in the High-Wage and Global Talent Streams maximum employment period increased to three years from two. It will assist workers in gaining Canada PR (permanent residence) so, they contribute as a workforce in the long run and get work permit.
Effective from 30 April:
· Employers in seven sectors, such as Accommodation and Food Services, can hire 30% of their employees for low-wage for a year through the TFW Program. Other companies can hire up to 20% of their employees under the TFW Program for low-pay jobs with an increase of 10%.
· The present policy automatically rejects LMIA applications for low-pay occupations in the Food Services, Retail Trade and Accommodation sectors in areas with an unemployment rate of 6% or above.
TFWs were less than 0.4 percent of the Canadian employees in 2020, and with these modifications, they become a minor percentage of our labor. The state will closely observe implementation to ensure that it is addressing legitimate labor shortages without displacing Canadian employees.
The government recently introduced a series of initiatives to speed up the processing of LMIA applications to ensure that businesses hire TFWs soon. Businesses are encouraged to submit their requests online to speed up the process. These modifications don’t affect the rigorous checks throughout the process to keep labor safe. The government also initiates for workers Canada PR so they can work for the country.
Minister Qualtrough stated today that in June 2022, she will host the first TFW Program Ministerial Consultative Roundtable to hear directly from worker representatives and other stakeholders about how they can make it better and more efficient for companies, workers and communities. Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the first Roundtable will focus on housing accommodations. The Government of Canada dedicated to reforms as part of a “What We Heard Report” December 2021 to address instant safety and health concerns.
In order to effectively protect TFWs, ESDC is also trying to reform the TFW enforcement system. Here are activities going on to build up ESDC’s risk-based approach to addressing higher-risk employers.
· Focus on TFW inspection tools and necessary training.
· Strengthen its tip line facilities allowing personnel to report any instances of program abuse or misuse.
· Cooperation with consulates to find out problems that need more attention.
Through the new Migrant Worker Support Program, the government also announced $49.5 million over three years, beginning in 2021-22, to assist community-based groups in providing migrant worker-centric scheme, such as on-arrival orientation services and help in emergency and at-risk circumstances.
The government proposed rules in the Canada Gazette Part I in July 2021 in order to prevent maltreatment or abuse of temporary foreign employees while they are in Canada. The 14 regulation adjustments to the Immigration and Refugee Protection Regulations (Temporary Foreign Workers) are now being prepared, with final publication in the Canada Gazette Part II expected this summer.
“As the needs of Canada’s workforce change, we are adjusting the Temporary Foreign Worker Program to meet them. Our Workforce Solutions Road Map builds on our progress so far to renew, modernize, and improve this program for employers and workers alike. We’ll continue to work with provinces, territories, and other partners to build the strong, skilled workforce Canada needs to support our growing economy.”
– Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Disability Inclusion, Carla Qualtrough
“Throughout the pandemic, our government has ensured the safe arrival and priority processing of work permits for temporary foreign workers who were essential in supporting us on the front lines. Now, as we begin to recover from the pandemic and look to fill remaining job vacancies, we will continue to make our Temporary Foreign Worker Program more accessible, efficient and agile to support employers who are looking to staff up and grow their operations.”
– Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, Sean Fraser
“Currently, thousands of jobs are vacant in food processing plants. By facilitating the entry of foreign workers and extending their stay, our government aims to enable businesses to operate at full capacity and access new markets, increasing demand for our agricultural producers.”
– Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, Marie-Claude Bibeau
“Since the beginning of COVID, we have seen the impact of the health care workforce shortage. Our government has always been there to support health care workers on the front lines. The expansion of the temporary foreign worker program will breathe new life into the health care system by allowing for the hiring of staff. We will continue to work with the provinces and territories to help them meet workforce needs and ensure the sustainability of the health system across the country.”
– Minister of Health, Jean-Yves Duclos
“Today’s announcement is welcome news for Canadian tourism businesses. Employers that need additional staff can benefit from these targeted changes to the Temporary Foreign Worker Program on their path to recovery. Our government remains steadfast in its support for the economic growth of the tourism sector. These changes will help to address the labor shortage needs of the industry, while creating economic opportunities in all regions across Canada.”
– Minister of Tourism and Associate Minister of Finance, Randy Boissonnault
· When there is no Canadians or permanent citizen available, the TFW Program allows businesses to hire foreign labor.
· The labor market in Canada is tighter than it was before the pandemic, with the job vacancy rate reaching an all-time high in the third quarter of 2021. Low-wage occupations have unmet demand and according to Statistics Canada, the following industries had the most vacancies in November 2021.
a) 130,070 vacancies in Accommodation and Food
b) 119,590 vacancies in Healthcare and Social Assistance
c) 103,990 vacancies in Retail Trade
d) 81,775 vacancies in Manufacturing
· Approximately 5,000 posts in the Global Talent Stream and 23,000 jobs in the High-Wage Stream were approved by the TFW Program in 2021. These initiatives account for around 21% of all LMIA posts allowed for that year.
· Each year 50,000 to 60,000 overseas agricultural workers arrive in Canada, accounting for more than 60% of all foreign labor admitted under the TFW Program.
· From October 27 to December 20, 2020, ESDC held discussions on minimum demands for Employer-Provided Accommodations. A diverse range of participants, including provincial/territorial governments, municipalities, public health units, fire chiefs, businesses, industry associations, unions/labor groups, and foreign governments, submitted around 150 written responses. Migrant worker support organizations submitted applications on behalf of around 675 migrant employees.
Immigration Options For French In Canada ( Outside Of Quebec Only )
Canada is a great country for all types of cultural diversity. It has become an attractive destination when it comes to permanent Immigration. The last decade has seen the trend of friendly Immigration practices that Canada offers. Now even the French can apply to Immigrate in Canada. Our sources have gotten some updates thanks to Vaseba Immigration. Our prime sponsor Mr Jashanjit Singh lays emphasis on these methods and ways, the french can Immigrate to Canada. Here are the options :
1. International Mobility Program
a. Mobilite program (Francophone): Eligible candidates are able to accept a job
offer in the Noc code 0,A and B without the need of an LMIA.
b. Intended to work outside of Quebec.
c. Candidates must require CLB 7 or higher in TEF or TCF.
d. Must have a willing job offer from a Canadian employer.
e. Candidates can bring spouse on a open work permit.
2. Express Entry:
a. Candidates can apply to become a PR through the following programs: i. Canadian Experience Class.
ii. Federal Skilled Worker. iii. Federal Skilled Trades.
b. Primary and Secondary Language:
i. Up to maximum of 136 points awarded if French is a primary language
used. (128 if applied with a partner or spouse).
ii. Up to maximum of 24 points can be awarded if French is used as an
additional language, along with English as a primary language. (22 if
applied with a partner or spouse).
iii. There are additional points for French only if this language is used as
additional. It is highly recommended that candidates who use French as an additional language should also include English testing as a primary language to claim extra points in the Express Entry system.
3. Provincial Nominee Program.
a. Clients must take a TEF examination to qualify for language points. More points are awarded as compared to English for this module. This could be a good option for a client who is even outside Canada requiring a job offer through PNP program.
b. Each province has its own PNP program and mostly recognized testing method here is TEF.
4. TR to PR Pathway
a. In the year 2021, the IRCC introduced a new temporary public policy to allow
certain individuals to apply for a PR in Canada through a pathway under the following categories:
i. International Graduates.
ii. Essential Workers (Non-Healthcare)
iii. Essential Health Care workers.
b. This program is set to close on November 06, 2021, and there are caps in each program where certain maximum workers are allowed to apply.
c. However, French speakers enjoy an unlimited cap. Therefore, there is no limit as to how many candidates can apply for the above programs, if they can demonstrate their French-speaking abilities through TEF or TCF.
If A Student In Canada Wants To Apply For A PR Update : 7th May 2021
Canada is the land of opportunities a place where everywhere wants to be. The country has set a good example in the last few decades as it is an English-speaking country that respects diversity and is also good for business. The Canadian Immigration policies have also always favored skilled and professional talent that bring progress and expansion to the technical Industries. Canada also pays close attention to student population and infrastructure. This also makes it a good country for the young population. In a recent and most important update the Candian Immigration has opened for a good working population that has experience might be eligible to get direct Permanent Immigration in Canada. As readers and members of the Vaseba Immigration Community, you should not miss out on the Opportunity. We will be glad to help you in every way we can. Just let us know by hitting our Contact Page and filling out all the details.
Vaseba Immigrations & Visa Solutions has a very dedicated and sharp team that is up to date with the Canadian Immigration standards and brings forward best practices to help our clients and students in their Permanent Immigration process. We are also keeping in touch with all the rules and regulations that we require to keep up the Visa and Immigration process in the best possible way. Open our contact page and send us the documentation so we can work on your case.
Press Release : 26th February, Jashanjit Singh At Channel Punjabi
Our team Vaseba is honoured to announce about our recent interaction at Channel Punjabi, a Punjabi news Channel-based of Vancouver. The guest for the interview, the owner at Vaseba Immigration, Jashanjit Singh was able to address some critical questions and the changes the Canadian Government has tackled during COVID. Staying true to his roots, Mr Jashanjit Singh has been able to connect to the Indian community in India and abroad. Here is a youtube link of the recent interview.
Staying true to our roots our team at Vaseba Immigration strongly believes in our values ad likewise our vision that connects the diverse landscape of Canada keeping in mind a global vision. Jashanjit has been able to address the media at several different occasions, this time also inviting a lot of queries from India, Canada and other major global markets. The team has always addressed the need to have a free flow and transparent system where we work 24/7 with our clients and students to meet their Canadian Immigration goals also give them authentic and genuine information. Jashan who is a seasoned professional in Canada and has worked in the field for 7+ years was able to answer the questions with Jaskaran Ji and Sukhi Kaur Ji and was able to garner a positive public sentiment.
Image Source : Channel Punjabi Interview With Jashanjit Singh, Vaseba Immigration
He also shared his views on businesses closing down and visas related to employer work visas. Also, he put light on important areas such as how to avoid misinformation and work with candidates to improve their chances to get approved for a Visa and Permanent Residence in Canada. Other areas such as work experience, skilled workers, language proficiency were also observed as important factors to get above the points system to get a Visa in Canada.
How To Suceed In Canada As An Immigrant
We always are concerned about the long term success of our students. We have seen our community grow and prosper in the right direction and that is why we want you to know that all this is possible. You already have the resources and will to succeed, at Vaseba Immigration what we do is to provide you a go ahead. You can check out our tips on the latest blog in the section below!
If you are wondering if this is the page you need to be own to be counting on your success than this is it. Here are 5 Tips On How To Succeed In Canada as An Immigrant :
Have Excellent Communication Skills
Your dreams are important to us. We know that you want to build your life in Canada. The step one to achieve that is you should have excellent communication skills and know how to apply your knowledge. You should also have good computer skills. Extra know how of computer and softwares will always help.
Invest In Your Education/Degree
The Fundamental of having a good career path is quality education. At Vaseba Immigration we take your education very seriously and we take steps to get you where you need to be. You should be willing to invest both time and money in education.
Know The Art Of Networking
Not everyone will tell you this but going to college alone is not enough. Through out your stay in Canada and trying to success you eventually need to learn the art of networking in bringing you one step closer to your dreams. You should be aware of what is happening in the market. Having your network helps to achieve personal and professional goals.
Plan Your Expenses And Know Your Area
You should know how and when to control your expenses. Overspending in the initial years is not a good idea as you need your savings for long term survival. You also need to know your city and the businesses in your area. You should know what is in demand and how you leverage from it. We at Vaseba help you achieve that for sure.
Be Open To Relocate For Work/Education
You should know that hardwork and perseverance can go a long way of building a future in Canada. You should also be willing to move to a different City Or State if that suits the purpose of your career and education.
The journey is not a short one, but surely it is a rewarding one. Get in touch with our team at Vaseba and we help you meet your goals in a real space with our experience.