A pilot program in Alberta is allowing skilled trade workers to transfer from one employer to another while possessing a temporary Canadian work permit.
Immigration Minister Jason Kenney said that this change can bring hundreds to thousands of new skilled workers to the province.
In an interview last Monday, immigration minister Jason Kenney is quoted as saying:
“This collapses what used to be a six-month, complicated, bureaucratic process into a one-step process where they can get a work permit in 30 minutes at the airport. This will make it massively faster for employers to proactively recruit skilled tradespeople — for example, from the United States.”
The implementation of pilot projects have been resorted to for the past year.
Who are allowed to join the new program? The new policy stated that this program will also be opened to:
The pilot program will also introduce a speedy disposition of individual immigration cases by no longer requiring these types of workers from being issued a work permit without a special authorization from Ottawa – or a Labor Market Opinion (LMO).
Whether you are an employer or a foreign worker looking to get a job in Alberta, Niren and Associates can help you all throughout the process. Niren and Associates has been in the business for over 15 years and has enough immigration processing experience to ensure your chances for approval.
When you do the process yourself without the assistance of an immigration lawyer, you may be at risk of committing mistakes and losing the opportunity.
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