All parties running in this years’ federal election are required to implement better skills training for foreign workers and to promote effective immigration policies.
As recommended by the Canadian Global Cities Council, all concerned parties should dedicate to creating more suitable talent development plans.
The Canadian labour market being currently characterized by an aging workforce, a shrinking workforce participation rate, inert wages and expanding skills gaps, a focus on facilitative management of immigration is highly needed. Swift application processing times along with work permit exemptions are promoted as features that should be preserved and developed. Furthermore, one notable suggestion states that the sector-distinct open work permits for Temporary Foreign Workers should be implemented.
Guidance is being freely offered regarding to: keeping hold of the international students, improving qualification recognition and launching a Trusted Employer Program in order to streamline applications for businesses with a confirmed track record.
Engaged cities include Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton, Winnipeg, Brampton, Toronto, Montreal, and Halifax.