Alberta Allows Hiring of More Temporary Foreign Workers As Job Vacancy in Canada Rises

Canada is witnessing one of the highest labour shortage problems with over 800,000 job vacancies across the country. The increased job vacancy in Canada is resulting in more foreign talent applying and getting jobs in Canada easier.

The federal and provincial governments are supporting the momentum by easing their regulations to enable local employers to recruit more foreign workers. The latest effort to address increased job vacancy in Canada is taken by the provincial government of Alberta.

Starting from May 1st, Alberta is lifting restrictions on the hiring of new temporary foreign workers. This is estimated to address about 88,000 job vacancies in the province alone.

As more temporary skilled workers enter the country in the background of the ambitious immigration levels plans pursued by Canada, brighter are their chances of qualifying for Canadian permanent residency in near future.

Alberta Allows Hiring Of Temporary Foreign Workers

The prevailing situation in Alberta restricted the employers to hire foreign talent under the Temporary Foreign Worker Program (TFWP).

Under TFWP, any local employer willing to fulfilling any job vacancy in Canada by hiring foreign workers must first receive approval from the federal government. This is done through the Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA).

However, from May 1st, Alberta has loosened its restrictions on processing TFWP applicants as the province hopes to support sectors of the provincial economy that are grappling with labour shortages with more foreign immigration.

Interestingly, in Canada, immigration is the way of qualifying for permanent residency status.

Also, read >> Canada PR Options for Immigration of Tech Talents.

Canada PR Through Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program

Canada Provincial Nominee Progam (PNP) including Alberta Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) receives one-third of all newcomers to Canada each year. According to the population estimates, Alberta welcomes approximately 40,000 new immigrants per year. Alberta’s total share of immigrants in Canada is approximately 13 per cent, the third-highest in the country, after Ontario (44.7 per cent) and British Columbia (15.8 per cent). The cities of Edmonton and Calgary are the two most popular cities in Alberta for new immigrants.

The Canadian province of Alberta is known to accept foreign skilled immigrants, and international students who wish to study, work & settle in Canada permanently. Such immigration aspirants need not necessarily have a job offer to immigrate to Canada. The province offers better employment opportunities and higher wages.

Alberta Express Entry Stream

If you do not have a job offer in Canada yet and wish to immigrate for a better career and lifestyle, consider Alberta Express Entry Stream. This stream allows the province to search for and nominate foreign skilled workers who have submitted a profile using the federal Express Entry pool.

Eligible candidates with a Comprehensive Ranking System score as low as 300 points can help you qualify for an invitation to apply for permanent residence through Express Entry draws.

To be eligible for the Alberta Express Entry Stream you will need to:

  • Have an active Express Entry profile;
  • Meet the eligibility requirements for one of the Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP) or Canadian Experience Class (CEC);
  • Work in an occupation that supports Alberta’s economic development;
  • Demonstrate a language proficiency level
  • Intend to reside in Alberta;
  • Have sufficient funds to cover settlement costs in Alberta.

And while you have made your decision to settle in Canada, consider enrolling in the International Engineers Graduate Program by CanApprove to boost your chances of qualifying. We also have dedicated programs for immigration aspirants working in the healthcare field.

Take this free assessment online to determine your chances of qualifying for Canada PR via provincial pathways like the Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program.

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