Canada’s Changing Immigration Policies – What Employers Need to Know

Canada’s immigration system is changing rapidly. The changes will affect the future labour pool and the way you manage skilled immigrant talent.

On December 5, 2012 hosted a webinar with employer champion Kirk Dudtschak from RBC Royal Bank and immigration expert Naomi Alboim from Queen’s University and Maytree Naomi and Kirk  Naomi unpacked the various immigration policy changes and discussed their affects on sourcing the future labour pool.

What Employers Need to Know

Among others, the federal government has made or proposed the following changes to the Canadian immigration system:

  • how immigrants are selected and who is allowed to immigrate permanently to Canada
  • awarding more points to younger applicants and those with higher language ability in the Federal Skilled Worker Program
  • creating an immigration stream for skilled tradespeople
  • changing how employers can hire temporary foreign workers and the rules about workers remaining in Canada
  • changing powers and roles: more centralization and more role for third parties

Download the slides and glossary of terms and watch the full webinar below.

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