News from Racer Immigration Consultants in Vancouver: Province issues new funding to support local businesses international recruitment

Racer Immigration, a company of Canadian Immigration consultants, focus on helping people to find the best pathways to reach their permanent residence in Canada. We also know the struggle that Canadian businesses are facing nowadays with the shortage of skilled workers in their companies.

To deal with the scenario of labour shortages, for example, Quebec government issued new funding method to support businesses recruit temporary foreign workers. This action from the government brings another good opportunity for immigrants to settle in Canada. According to Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC), nowadays, Quebec is facing the highest job vacancy rates among Canada’s provinces.

Therefore, the Government of Quebec will fund around $21 million to support businesses in their recruitment process and integration of temporary foreign workers into their companies. With this help, the Government is estimating to support almost 2,000 Quebec businesses in their international recruitment efforts.

As part of this initiative, the funding will also support two programs in the province dedicated to working with temporary foreign workers to help them to integrate into Quebec’s labour market. The referred programs are PRIME – Programme d’aide à l’intégration des immigrants et des minorités visibles and IPOP – Programme d’intégration en employ de personnes fomées à l’étranger référées par un odre professionnel.

There is an estimate provided by the Quebec province’s chambers of commerce federation that says that the province needs about 60,000 immigrants per year to support the local economy to grow and to reduce the businesses labour shortages.

Although details of this funding have yet to be fleshed out to start to work for the businesses recruitment, this funding could represent an excellent opportunity for those people who want to work and live in Canada.

At Racer Immigration Consultants in Vancouver, our team is well prepared to provide advice about permanent residency and other possible options to you settle your life for a long term in Canada. Visit the Canadian Immigration Consultants of Racer Immigration at or book a consultation in person with us at (778) 688-4848 to learn more.

Immigration Consultants in Vancouver: Canada Announces 3-year Permanent Residence for Workers in Agriculture

As a company of Canadian Immigration consultants in Vancouver, the team at Racer Immigration understand the need of people who come to Canada looking for job opportunities and the importance of connecting them to serious employers. Recently, the government of Canada announced the three-year permanent residence pilot program in Canada’s agri-food sector to start at the beginning of 2020.

The main point of this Agri-Food Immigration Pilot program is to help to retain experienced, non-seasonal foreign workers with eligible job offers in the agri-foods industry and agricultural opportunities in the sector.

To get a better sense of the importance of this industry and potential of growth, the agricultural industry exported a record of more than $66 billion in products in 2018. Moreover, this industry sustains 1 in 8 jobs across Canada, however, they are shorted of experienced employees in the meat procession and mushroom production, according to Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) news.

All industries eligible and occupations offered under the new Agri-Food Immigration Pilot program include:

  • Meat processing as retail butcher, industrial butcher, and food processing labourer
  • Harvesting labourer for year-round mushroom production and greenhouse crop production
  • General farm worker for year-round mushroom production, greenhouse crop production, or livestock raising
  • Farm supervisor and specialized livestock worker for meat processing, year-round mushroom production, greenhouse crop production, or livestock raising

Nowadays, farm workers who come to Canada through a Temporary Foreign Worker program for seasonal agricultural jobs, only receive limited-term work permits. In addition, they do not have any pathway to get their permanent residency. That is how the Agri-Food Immigration Pilot comes in hand. 

For the employers, they need to be eligible to join this program, qualified in the meat processing sector, to be issued a two-year Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA). Moreover, in order to be eligible, business as meat processors should be required to present their plans to support the temporary foreign worker during their process of obtaining permanent residency. 

As an Immigration Advisor in Vancouver, our team of experts can help you to understand all the process and check your eligibility to participate. Racer Immigration is pleased to provide advice about permanent residency, skilled work programs, and other possible options. 

Visit the Canadian Immigration Consultants of Racer Immigration at or schedule a consultation at (778) 688-4848 to learn more.

How Regional Immigration Pilot Programs Support Labour Needs of Employer

Canada is a country in full expansion, looking for ways to bring skilled workers to support different industries and boost the country development. For example, now the government is promoting community consultations to propose regional immigration pilot to bring skilled foreign workers to rural and smaller communities. By now, these studies are being developed in communities in Ontario. 

As an Immigration Advisor in Vancouver, the team members at Racer Immigration knows that immigration is an essential factor to support Canada growth. This proposal that is being conducted in Ontario is already a possibility for workers in the federal government’s new Rural and Northern Immigration Pilot. 

Regions such as Ontario, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta and British Columbia are part of the federal pilot program which aims to work with smaller rural and remote communities in these provinces, attracting foreign workers with different skills levels. In addition to filling work positions with a qualified workforce, this program also provides to workers with permanent residence. 

Another example of program aligned with the main objective of allowing skilled workers to come to Canada and go to a pathway to their permanent residence is the BC PNP Entrepreneur Immigration Regional Pilot. The two-year pilot is designed to be a new immigration pathway for foreign nationals looking to start and run a new business in smaller communities in BC. In addition, it is an attempt to distribute the economic benefits of immigration to British Columbia more evenly across the province. 

As a team of immigration consultants in Vancouver, Racer Immigration has highly skilled consultants to advise those who are looking to immigrate to Canada and understand the possibilities. For example, it is important to understand the eligibility for these models of pilot programs in order to explore the best ways and connections between employees and employers. 

In the BC PNP Entrepreneur Immigration Regional Pilot, the applicant after running the business successfully in agreement with all requirements may submit a final report to be allowed to apply to Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada for permanent residence. 

The Vancouver Immigration Consultants at Racer Immigration are pleased to work with entrepreneurs interested in coming to Canada. To learn more about business immigration programs, visit, or give us a call (778) 688-4848 to book an appointment. 

More than 500,000 jobs unfilled across Canada, according to Statistics Canada

The number of job vacancies in Canada increased in the first three months of 2019, accordingly to Statistics Canada. The institution said that almost 80% of the openings jobs were for permanent positions. As an Immigration Advisor in Vancouver, the team members at Racer Immigration comprehend that immigration is a crucial factor to support healthy economic growth in Canada. As a business in Vancouver, we can help you fill those job positions with immigration workers.  

The report states that in the first quarter of 2019, job vacancies reached more than 500,000, an increase of more than 40,000 opened positions over the same period in 2018. One of the reasons that employers are facing labor shortages is the country’s aging population.

In order to tackle this challenge, the federal government made the decision to support programs regarding immigration in Canada to raise immigration levels over the next three years. The government believes that this strategy might be the key component to growth the country, by having the majority of newcomers expected through economic-class immigration programs.

According to Statistics Canada, almost half of the stunning job vacancies were spread across three main sectors:  

  • Health care and Social assistance Manufacturing and Accommodation Food Services 
  • Manufacturing and Accommodation 
  • Food Services

For instance, Ontario suffered from the greatest increases in the health care and social assistance, retail trade, professional, scientific and technical services, and accommodation and food services sectors.   

Suffering the same job shortage issue, British Columbia had 9,300 job vacancies arisen by the growth in transportation and warehousing and scientific and technical services. 

Statistics Canada report held that almost 80% of job vacancies in the referred period were for permanent positions, which means jobs that are expected to last as long as the employee wants it. According to the institution, permanent employment “is often associated with higher wages, more benefits, and training offer by the employer than temporary employment”. 

Learn more about hiring immigration workers for your business. Racer Immigration Consultants in Vancouver can provide immigration worker advise. Contact our team at (778) 688-4848 or visit to schedule an appointment.

Vancouver Immigration Consultants share Canada’s New Caregiver Immigration Pilots

As a company of Canadian Immigration Consultants in Vancouver, the team at Racer Immigration understands that many of the people who come to Canada looking for job opportunities are also considering knowing and learning about pathways to get the permanent residence. This month, our team are happy to share with you great news for caregivers.   

Canada is accepting applications to its 2 new caregiver immigration pilot programs: 

  • the Home Child Care Provider Pilot and,
  • Home Support Worker Pilot. 

Both pilot programs provide eligible caregivers a pathway to permanent residence after they have acquired two years of Canadian work experience.

According to Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) news, these two new pilots programs intend to provide work permits to caregivers who meet some criteria, such as:

  • To prove Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) of 5 in English or French;  
  • One year of Canadian post-secondary education or the foreign equivalent;
  • To be admissible to Canada;
  • To have a job offer in Canada. 

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) said the new pilots will provide “a clear transition from temporary to permanent status” for those people who work as caregivers and their families.   

Other updates that these new pilots are bringing include changes in the work permits, allowing caregivers to have occupation-specific work permit instead of employer-specific work permit which giving them the flexibility to change employers; the family members of the caregiver employee will be entitled to open work permits and/or study permits.

Racer Immigration knows that all this information can be quite confusing and overwhelming. As an Immigration Advisor in Vancouver, our team of experts can help you understand all these possibilities. Racer Immigration is happy to advise those intending or undertaking this caregiver immigration process.     

To learn more about these new pilots programs and other immigration programs and their requirements, contact  Racer Immigration Consultants in Vancouver at (778) 688-4848 or visit to schedule an appointment.

Immigrants Creating Jobs in Canada, according to Statistics Canada

As a group of Vancouver Immigration Consultants, the team at Racer Immigration knows that many people immigrate to Canada with the hope of creating better lives for themselves and their families. While popular rhetoric among certain groups likes to frame immigrants as people who put a burden on the system, new information from Statistics Canada says that immigrant-owned firms actually create more net jobs and have higher growth than those with Canadian-born owners.

During the period of the study (2003 to 2013) it was found that companies owned by immigrant entrepreneurs accounted for a quarter of all new jobs created in the private sector, even though they just represented 17% of firms.

“Based on the raw data, immigrant-owned firms had a higher level of net job creation per firm, and were more likely to be high-growth firms than those with Canadian-born owners,” the study reports.

It also noted, however, that much of this was due to the fact that immigrant-owned companies were younger (three quarters of immigrant-owned companies were less than ten years old, as opposed to half that were run by someone Canadian born), and younger companies grow faster and create jobs at a higher rate than older firms.

After several years in Canada, immigrants had a higher propensity to be business owners than the Canadian-born population.

“In 2012, 90 percent of firms owned by immigrants who had lived in Canada for five years were young firms,” the report reads. “Only among immigrant owners who had lived in Canada for over 30 years did the proportion of young firms in 2012 approach that of Canadian-born owners, at roughly 29 percent.”

Although the data from this study ends in 2013, the information still provides a useful tool in understanding the role of immigrant entrepreneurs in the Canadian economy.

The Vancouver Immigration Consultants at Racer Immigration are proud to work with entrepreneurs interested in coming to Canada. Learn more about business immigration by visiting or call (778) 688-4848 to learn more.

Canadian Immigrants Targeted by Fraudsters

As a team of immigration consultants in Vancouver, the team at Racer Immigration warn would-be immigrants to Canada to be wary of fraudsters who are travelling abroad.

In one shocking example, a regulated Canadian immigration consultant of Iranian decent returning to the Canadian embassy in Turkey was mistaken for someone looking for a way into Canada by a couple of street hawkers.

She was told that, for $25,000 or more, these men would get her to an immigration professional who would guarantee her a visitor or student visa so she could be well on her way to obtaining a Canadian passport.

This was just one example of how people abroad sometimes claim to be immigration experts to try and prey on the desperate and vulnerable. Even worse, they don’t even provide the correct information, dooming the hopeful immigrant to starting the process all over again.

“This is a huge business,” the consultant said. “And what disturbs me is that many are in it for the money in Canada. They’re playing with people’s lives.”

Some people who pose as immigration specialists tell desperate people they will eventually get a Canadian passport, but only provide a study or visitor’s visa, which has limited use. Some are also falsely telling clients they can finagle them status as a refugee.

The stories of these unfortunate victims are often the same, ending in disaster. These so-called immigration specialists make promises they can’t deliver on, and by the time the problems are discovered, the victims are in a position where even the best professionals can no longer help them. That’s why it’s important for people to find a respectable Canadian immigration advisor who has their best interests at heart.

As a team of Immigration Advisors in Vancouver, Racer Immigration is happy to advise those who are looking to immigrate to Canada. Contact Racer Immigration at (778) 688-4848 to learn more, or visit

Vancouver Immigration Advisors: How Immigration is Fuelling Population Growth in Canada

As an Immigration Advisor in Vancouver,  the team members at Racer Immigration understand that immigration is an important factor fuelling healthy population growth in Canada. While immigration is occasionally contested or questioned, a new report from Statistics Canada highlights just how important immigration remains to population growth in Canada.

The report shows that immigration remains the key part of Canada’s population growth, and resulted in an increase of 321,065 new immigrants in 2018. By the start of 2019, Canada’s population reached 37,314,442, fuelled in part by a record increase of new immigrants in the fourth quarter of 2018.

In the year 2018, Canada’s population increased by over half a million, and immigration accounted for over 80% of that growth.

The Government of Canada introduced its Express Entry selection system in 2015. Through the program, the federal government selects candidates who can make-up for shortages in the labour market as well as skilled professionals and invites them to apply for permanent residence in Canada.

Thanks to the monumental success of the Express Entry program, Canada issued a record-breaking 89,800 Invitations to Apply (ITAs) for Canadian permanent residence to eligible candidates through the Express Entry system in 2018.

“It is evident that the Canadian government is taking measures to attract and retain the best and the brightest to the country,” says Attorney David Cohen at the Campbell Cohen Law Firm in Montreal. “It is also important to note the role that immigration plays in growing Canada’s population and populating various regions across our beautiful and vast country.”

Learn more about living and working in Canada. To meet with an Immigration Advisor in Vancouver, contact Racer Immigration at (778) 688-4848 or visit We’re happy to consult and meet with all types of people who are looking to immigrate to Canada.

Securing Credible Reference Letters for Economic Immigration

As an Immigration Consultant in Vancouver, Racer Immigration knows that most economic immigration programs require applicants to have qualifying work experience. As proof, applicants are required to provide references letters from employers. But how immigration officers view such letters and determine eligibility requirements is an important step that requires serious consideration.

When determining if the experience listed on a reference letter qualifies, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada uses the National Occupational Classification system (NOC).

For example, federal skilled workers need to have at least one year of full-time experience in their primary occupation (or the equivalent of part-time) in the last ten years before they apply. In the Canadian experience class, they need to have at least one year of full-time experience in one or more occupations listed on the NOC website in the three years before they applied for permanent residence.

According to the Federal Court of Canada, Canadian immigration law “does not mandate a microscopic analysis of an applicant’s experience according to the exact terminology of the titles or duties listed in the NOC.”

When compiling reference letters from employers, it’s important to remember the following:

  • Reference letters should clearly state all duties, as this is how occupations are assessed.
  • Applicants should provide a copy of the NOC to their employers since the website contains duties/tasks/skiils some employers might not think to mention.
  • It is important that employers should not copy/paste from the NOC website, as this leads to credibility concerns.

No one should fail their immigration application because of an insufficient reference letter. As an Immigration Consultant in Vancouver, Racer Immigration is happy to advise those undertaking the process.

To learn more about different  economic immigration programs and their requirements, contact Racer Immigration at (778) 688-4848 or visit

Preapproved Permanent Residency for Caregivers in Canada 

As a Canadian immigration consultant in Vancouver, Racer Immigration knows how important it is for families to stay together. For foreign Caregivers hoping to come to Canada, securing clearance for their families used to take a long time. However, the Government of Canada has announced a pilot program intended to expedite the process.

Previously, Caregivers coming to Canada had to work for a period of time before they could even think about bringing their families over. This meant spouses and children were often separated, which placed considerable strain on family relationships.

The new Caregiver pilot program, announced on February 23rd, will allow overseas workers to bring family members with them to Canada with pre-approved Permanent Residency.

Eligibility for Permanent Residency will be determined before applicants arrive in Canada. They will be given a new, occupation-specific Work Permit that allows for changing employers without applying for a new Work Permit.

The pilot program will run for five years, and allow Caregivers to bring their spouses, common-law partners and dependent children. Spouses and partners will be issued Open Work Permits, allowing them to work for any Canadian employer. Children will be issued Study Permits, so they can register for school. Caregivers already living in Canada are also welcome also apply.

As a full service immigration and business consulting firm, the consultants at  Racer Immigration assess the best possible way for client to immigrate to Canada. Services also include assisting in the application processing and overcoming difficulties if challenges arise. For employers, Racer Immigration can assist in processing of the LMIA and searching for foreign skilled workers, especially in the manufacturing sector.

For those curious about Canada’s new Caregiver pilot program, the consultants at Racer Immigration consultants in Vancouver are pleased to provide guidance and advice. To learn more, visit or contact (778) 688-4848.