There’s seems to be no dearth of positive visa & immigration news, of late. No wonder, here’s another positive news report--this time for the Canada immigration motivated candidates!

In the backdrop of the reported famine of the skilled meat processors and farmers across the country, the Canadian government could have no options except to delay the planned overseas worker restrictions. The in-office Canada employment minister has disclosed the news much to the relief of many concerned people.

The recruiters/job-providers in the Maple Leaf Country are reportedly facing a great deal of trouble in getting skilled manpower despite the fact that the rate of unemployment is 7.1% in the nation. The truth is that most nationals don’t much prefer getting engaged with manual labor and residing in the country’s far-flung rural areas. Instead many prefer to be unemployed.

No Fresh Restrictions from July 1

The country was all set to start new overseas worker restrictions with effect from July 1, this year. Sharing her thoughts on the subject, MaryAnn Mihychuk--the incumbent Canadian Employment Minister--reportedly stated that the administration would delay the latest tougher foreign worker checks.

From July 1 (in case the latest laws had been introduced), an employer’s workforce would have comprised only 10% or one-tenth of the low-skilled overseas manpower. This denotes a drop from 30% in 2014 and 20% at present.

Plans for Fixing the TFW Scheme

There is a proposal for having a dedicated plan that may assist the business in offering a steady access to the agriculture labor force from abroad.

As per Mihychuk, she will urge a parliamentary committee to offer proposals for fixing the TFW Scheme. Under the present regulations, the yearly limit on the maximum percentage of impermanent foreign employees heads south to 10% coming July.

Since the revamp of the Canada TFW Scheme, western Canadian packers and processors have seen a minor boost in candidates for the job-openings. According to the CMC director of international trade, the figure of the ex oil-patch employees, ready to become butchers, is not high; in fact, it is rather less even as those, who are prepared, want to move back to the oil segment, at the first instance.

The meat processing field of the nation is the biggest component of the Canada food processing segment. The same continuously appoints new aliens, refugees, youth and First Nations among the jobless. Hiring employees from inside the country is preferred.

It is mandatory for a processor or a packer to offer the administration a Labor Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) to hire an overseas employee. An LMIA signifies that adequate efforts have been duly made to take into service the nationals (who are either engaged or not prepared to shift to rural societies for doing a job in the meat business).


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