Category Archives: skilled trades

New Canadian EI Rules Could Affect Number of Work Permits Issued to Foreign Workers

The Harper government is planning to change the federal Employment Insurance program to encourage the long-time unemployed to take available Canadian jobs, which could reduce the demand for foreign workers in Canada’s resource and service industries. Canadian Immigration Minister Jason … Continue reading

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Immigration Canada to Create New ‘Skilled Trades Worker’ Program

The federal government will be creating a new Federal Skilled Worker Program specifically for tradespeople later in the year, that is intended to help meet Canada’s shortage of skilled trades labor. Immigration Minister Jason Kenney remarked that “we are facing huge … Continue reading

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