Tuesday, 11 December 2012 23:50
December 10, 2012 was a big day for both skilled immigrants and Canadian employers looking to fill gaps in the skilled trades. Citing the lack of qualified tradespeople to fill jobs on larger construction and oil and gas projects, Immigration Minister Jason Kenney announced the Federal Skilled Trades Program. The Program is set to start January 2, 2013 and could see up to 3,000 applications from foreign workers in its first year. Individuals who qualify for the Program will be granted permanent residency.
Read the CTV coverage.
At Watson Goepel LLP our Immigration Department is adept at providing efficient and cost effective advice and representation for Canadian employers seeking to fill gaps in their skilled workforces and to individuals seeking to enter Canada to work.
If you would like more information on whether you qualify or whether your business is eligible to participate in the Program, we invite you to contact one of our Immigration Department lawyers: