Tag Archives: skilled trades

Express Entry Update: First non-LMIA/LMO, non-PNP Nomination Invitations have been Released

Close to three months after the new Express Entry system started, and after four invitations, the first set of instructions have been released, where some of the invitees did not have LMIA/LMO’s or PNP nominations. On March 20th, 2015, Express Entry … Continue reading

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Alberta Temporary Foreign Worker Pilot Extended

The provincial government of Alberta has announced that the Alberta Occupation-Specific Pilot for temporary foreign workers will be extended for another year, to July 31 2014. The pilot started in June 2011 and allows qualifying foreign nationals to receive special … Continue reading

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Details of Revised Federal Skilled Worker Program Released

Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) unveiled information on Friday about the new Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP) that will be launched in the new year. The revised program will have more demanding language requirements, more selective credential assessment, and will give preference to … Continue reading

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Alberta Temporary Worker Program to Expand List of Eligible Occupations

Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) and the provincial government of Alberta jointly announced this week that the Alberta temporary worker pilot program will be expanded to include more occupations. The pilot project began in June 2011 and issues special work … Continue reading

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Federal Government to speed up Work Permit Application Process

In a visit to the Alberta manufacturing facility of Advance Engineered Products on Wednesday, Human Resources Minister Diane Finley announced the federal government’s update to the Temporary Foreign Worker Program that speeds up the process of acquiring work permits. Before a foreign worker … 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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