From the 1ST May, Alberta has lifted the ban on recruiting new overseas temporary workers. All of the applications submitted before 1st May will be liable for this change. Before this, Alberta had refused the processing of these applications, which comprises the occupation of the employers who could not submit these applications to the government of Canada to recruit temporary foreign workers in the said province.
Since the government of Canada was operating the Temporary Foreign Worker Program (TFWP) and was not agreeing to process TFWP applications for these occupations, which as per the Government of Alberta, had labor surpluses, instead of that, Alberta PNP was encouraging employers to recruit people of Alberta. They were unemployed in these occupations in exchange for that.
Alberta justified the relaxation of these restrictions by stating that it will assist the sectors of the province’s economy that are surrounded by shortages of labor and are having a hard time finding Canadian laborers.
As per Statistics Canada, currently, Alberta has about 88,000 job vacancies via their Alberta PNP program. For TFWP to continue to be a blessing for the economy, Alberta promises to assess the impact of these alterations and make the required modifications.
The main aim of the TFWP is to enable the employers of Canada to be able to recruit overseas workers to fill job vacancies when there is an unavailability of a Canadian citizen or permanent resident for the required job in question.
The employer shall need to submit a Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) application to the Canadian government. Once that is done, the Government of Canada shall review the application to determine whether the recruitment of an overseas worker shall have a positive or neutral impact on the labor market of Canada.
Once a positive or neutral LMIA is granted, the overseas worker can submit a work permit application to Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC). Want to know more? Get in touch with certified immigration consultants by ringing us at 8595338595 or mail us at [email protected]