New Federal Skilled Trades Immigration Program Receives Widespread Praise

Michael Atkinson, president of the Canadian Construction Association:

“The Canadian Construction Association is especially pleased to hear today’s announcement that the new federal Skilled Trades Program to be launched on January 2nd, 2013. The introduction of a dedicated and streamlined program for skilled trades addresses many of the shortcomings in the current federal Skilled Worker Program. The new program ensures greater consideration is given to the needs of the industry when processing eligible immigrant applications. read more…

Canada To Speed Up Entry Of Skilled Immigrants Into Country

OTTAWA-Canada recognizes the value of skilled immigrants and makes a plan to fast track talented immigrants into the country.

The Federal Skilled Trades Program is designed to combat a shortage of tradespeople that is hampering economic growth in Canada. Canadian companies applauded the Harper government’s move, saying the existing skilled worker program made it difficult to import labour because admittance criteria put too much emphasis on postsecondary education.

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Canadian Immigration News

New Canadian Federal Skilled Trades Stream Announced

In order to address Canada’s growing skilled labour shortages in construction, natural resources and similar industries, Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) has announced that it has created and will be launching a new “Skilled Trades” stream within the Federal Skilled Worker (FSW) Program to make it easier for skilled tradespersons to immigrate to Canada.

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Skills Canada National Competition (SCNC)

Skills Canada National Competition

Encourage Canada’s next generation in skilled trades and technology! Started in 1994, the Skills Canada National Competition (SCNC) remains the only event of its kind in Canada. It is the only national, Olympic-style, multi-trade and technology competition for young students and apprentices in the country. Every year, the event brings together over 500 young people from all regions of Canada, along with their parents and advisors, to compete in over 40 trade and technology areas. The Competition provides an opportunity for young Canadians studying a skilled trade or technology to be tested against exacting standards and against their peers from across the nation. Students vie to win the honour of being crowned the best in their chosen discipline.

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