Working in canada

Canada is in a huge labor shortage due to the aging population and the aggressive oil and gas mining By 2015, it is estimated that 35% of Canada’s population will be aged 55 years or older, while an estimated 3.8 million workers are expected to retire between 2005 and 2015. In construction sector alone, 210,000 of the current 1.2 million workers are expected to retire over the next eight years. This translates into good news for foreign national wishing to work and settle here.The temporary work programme combine with the provincial nominee program offers a perfect combination for both low skill and High skill workers. The Canadian Chamber of Commerce has described Canada's growing shortage of highly skilled labor as 'desperate', predicting shortages in the construction, oil & gas, nursing, trucking and hospitality industries.

In a new report, the group predicted the next decade would see shortfalls of 163,000 in construction, 130,000 in oil and gas, 60,000 in nursing, 37,000 in trucking, 22,000 in the hotel industry and 10,000 in the steel trades and this is just the tip of the iceberg. The provincial Nominee programs now allow low skill workers to obtain a permanent resident under the Pilot Projects.

Hospitality Sector Pilot Project

Semi-skilled Worker criteria

Entry Level and Semi-Skilled

Skilled Worker / Critical Impact Worker Program

In order to work in Canada you have to secure an employer willing to hire you the employer has to apply to service Canada for an LMO ( labor market opinion).Upon getting the LMO you can them make the official application to a Canadian High Commission for issuance of the work visa.You will be subject to any statutory requirements for working in Canada. Please visit for additional info on working in Canada

You will also be subject to health and security screening.Some profession require that you meet the standards and licensing required for working in Canada under Regulated Professions.

List of regulated professions in Canada

The government of Canada has set up special credentialing centers to expedite your foreign credentials in order to establish your suitability to work in Canada.

Some credentials obtained outside of Canada may not be recognized as equivalent to Canadian credentials. This is often because of contextual differences between countries, particularly in Definition of regulated occupations where health and safety are important.Getting professional and educational credentials recognized in Canada can take time. Organizations that assess foreign credentials include: Definition of credential assessment agencies, Definition of educational institutions, and Definition of regulatory bodies.

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