Canadian Business Association requires solutions to address labour shortages through immigration programs

Only in the second quarter of 2019, 429,000 jobs went unfulfilled in Canada. Racer Immigration, a Canadian Immigration Consultants in Vancouver, has learned that these vacancy work opportunities hold the country’s development and businesses to strive with the skilled labour shortage.

British Columbia and Quebec are the provinces with the highest vacancy rates in the private sector corresponding to 3.9 percent. To get a better understanding, Quebec had 116,000 jobs positions unfilled and British Columbia 74,700, according to the report of the Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB).

When it comes to industry, the shortages are higher in the personal services industry, construction industry, hospitality sector, followed by agriculture, enterprise management, professional services, and health services around the country.

To tackle this issue, the Canadian government holds several immigration programs to help connect employers and businesses with highly skilled workers looking to immigrate to Canada. As a team of Immigration Consultants in Vancouver, the team at Racer Immigration is well prepared to advise those people who wish to work and stay in Canada through one of the immigration programs supported by Immigration, Refugee, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) such as:

  • Federal Skilled Worker Program
  • Canadian Federal Skilled Trades Class
  • Canadian Experience Class

There are also different provincial nominee programs developed for each province to support employers to find skilled workers to join their businesses and grow the economy.

Another part of the process of hiring international talents required is the Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA). This is a document that employers in Canada need to provide in order to demonstrate that the business has a need for a foreign worker to fill the job position that no qualified Canadians were passed up in favor of a foreign worker.

It might be daunting the process to find a program that supports your pathway as a worker to a permanent residence. The team at Racer Immigration Consultants in Vancouver know the difficult and is more than happy to advise you about the best possibilities. To learn more, visit our website https://racerimmigration.com or contact our team to book a meeting at (778) 688-4848.

Settling Together: Free Newcomer Services Offered by the Canadian Government

As a Vancouver immigration agency, Racer Immigration provides full-service immigration and business consulting, assessing the best possible ways for clients to immigrate to Canada. However, what do you do after you arrive? From securing a job to setting up a bank account, the Government of Canada offers resources that identify many excellent services available to new Canadians. Some of these include:

  • locating for a job (for example, nearby multicultural centres, immigrant services, or local libraries)
  • getting a language assessment or registering for English/French classes (such as local ESL schools)
  • finding a place to live
  • assistance for filling out forms and applications (immigrant service centres)
  • Sign up kids for school (district contact information)
  • learning about community services (multicultural centres)

The Government of Canada’s website offers a handy search engine to seek out these services based on an address or postal code, and filter by the services required. From there people can contact the service provider directly. For those who are currently outside of Canada, they can look for available Pre-Arrival Services using a similar search engine.

The immigration consultants at Racer Immigration provide the information necessary to help new Canadians get a head start. For more information, call (778) 688-4848.

Navigating Refusals—Advice from Canadian Immigration Consultants

As a firm that provides Immigration Consulting Services in Vancouver, the team at Racer Immigration warns that one of the biggest mistakes prospective Canadians can make is waiting until their application has been refused to seek out professional help.

Navigating a refusal is always more work as it requires understanding the reason for refusal and answering these concerns when reapplying. Moreover, it’s important to realize that multiple attempts made in a short period can reduce the chances of getting to yes.

While it’s always best to work with a skilled Canadian immigration consultant or lawyer from the start, steps can be taken if an application is refused.

When someone receives a general refusal, and they do not understand the concerns of the visa officer, they should hold off on submitting another application. It’s vital to obtain the notes of the officer who refused the application and prepare a thoughtful answer in subsequent forms. To get these notes, an applicant must request the Global Case Management System or “GCMS” notes in their file. These will provide insight into the immigration officer’s concerns.

Reapplying is an opportunity to provide more information and strengthen your application. The new application should be consistent with the old one, but remember that the case will likely be looked at by a different officer—and it should stand on its own.

A reputable Canadian immigration consultant can investigate a rejection and explain your case in detail. To learn more about working with Racer Immigration, please call (778) 688-4848.

Newfoundland Introduces New Immigration Options for Entrepreneurs

The team members at Racer Immigration always keep an open mind when it comes to finding places for prospective immigrants moving to Canada. As a full-service immigration company, they know that opportunities can come from unlikely places. For example, beautiful Newfoundland is currently offering opportunities to budding entrepreneurs.

The province recently announced two new immigration categories for entrepreneurs.

Graduates of Memorial University and College of the North Atlantic with a Post-Graduation Work Permit can apply for the International Graduate Entrepreneur Category.

The International Entrepreneur Category, on the other hand, is aimed at foreign nationals who want to “create, join, or take over” a business in Newfoundland and Labrador. Those accepted through this category would receive a Temporary Work Permit to establish and operate their business.

Applicants to either category will have to own and actively operate their business in the province for at least one year before they can apply for a provincial nomination for permanent residence.

To be eligible, a Graduate Entrepreneur will have to have completed at least a 2-year program and have a Canadian Language Benchmark of 7 in English or French, as well as one year’s experience in managing and owning a business.

An International Entrepreneur, on the other hand, will need a CLB of 5, $600,000 in net business and personal assets, $200,000 ready to invest in a new or existing business, and at least two years’ experience managing and owning a business (or more than five years’ experience in a senior business management role).

Racer Immigration is more than happy to help guide applicants through the process. If you’re intrigued with the idea of gaining entry to Canada by starting or running a business, contact Racer Immigration at (778) 688-4848.