Credit to Author: Canadian Immigrant| Date: Wed, 13 Mar 2019 06:58:50 +0000
Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Ahmed Hussen announced an additional 2,000 spaces under the Provincial Nominee Program, to expand pathways for temporary foreign workers to become permanent residents in Canada.
The focus is on those workers filling long-term labour market needs and who have integrated into Canadian society. These additional spaces will provide more opportunities for existing temporary foreign workers at the intermediate skill level (National Occupation Code C) to transition to permanent residence, and help to address worker vulnerability.
“Temporary foreign workers fill long-term labour market needs and contribute to the growth of our economy,” said Hussen. “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.”
Under the Provincial Nominee Program, participating provinces and territories nominate foreign nationals whom they believe will meet particular regional labour market and/or economic development needs and who intend to settle in their province.
These additional spaces under the Provincial Nominee Program complement other immigration programs, including the Atlantic Immigration Pilot and the recently launched Rural and Northern Immigration Pilot, which can also help temporary foreign workers become permanent residents.