The Government of Canada has recently announced the admission of additional 2,000 temporary foreign workers this year through Canada’s Provincial Nominee Program.
The Provincial Nominee Program or PNP allows the participating provinces to invite skilled migrants for Canadian Permanent Resident Visa to meet the local labour needs. In the news release issued on March 12, the Government of Canada said the 2,000 additional PNP spaces are intended primarily for existing long-term Temporary Foreign Workers in Canada with intermediate skills classified as National Occupational Code “C” who have integrated into Canadian Society.
Canada’s Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, Ahmed Hussen said in a statement, “We recognize the need to provide opportunities for them to transition to permanent residence-and these additional spaces under the Provincial Nominee Program will do just that.”
The additional spaces will also help in addressing the issue of “worker vulnerability”, as per IRCC.
In the new Multi-Year Immigration Levels Plan, Canada has a 2019 admissions target of 61,000 for the PNPs this is an increase of 6,000 admissions over 2018.
Also, an additional 2,000 spaces for temporary foreign workers are part of this planned increase.
The announcement follows IRCCs creation of the Interim Pathway for Caregivers, a temporary permanent residence pathway that was opened March 4 will remain open until June 4, 2019, for eligible foreign caregivers who came to Canada after November 30, 2014.
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