Canada has taken steps to make it simpler for Canadian businesses to hire foreign workers on a temporary basis as the country faces acute labour shortages in major cities. At the same time, Canada retains its low unemployment rate and opens pathways for international skilled workers to find new work avenues through immigration.
Bringing in temporary foreign workers to cover occupations where there are no Canadians available is one way to overcome labour shortages. The other would be through new immigrants coming in through the various permanent resident pathways.
The reforms to the Temporary Foreign Worker Program (TFWP) are intended to aid Canada’s workforce development. The TFWP is about to undergo five significant modifications. Starting right now:
The labour market in Canada is tighter than it was before the outbreak. In the third quarter of 2021, the employment vacancy rate hit an all-time high. Low-wage jobs account for a large portion of the unmet labour demand. According to Statistics Canada, the following industries had the most job openings in November 2021:
Accommodation and Food Services – 130,070 vacancies
Health Care and Social Assistance – 119,590 vacancies
Retail Trade – 103,990 vacancies
Manufacturing – 81,775 vacancies
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