Arisnel Mesidor, M.A., RCIC
The provinces of Canada call on the Federal Government to increase the nomination allocations
The Provincial Nominee Programs (PNPs) across Canada are constantly evolving to better address the unique immigration needs of each province and territory. Recently, the provinces of Canada have called on the Federal Government to increase the nomination allocations under the PNPs.
All of Canada's provincial and territorial immigration ministers are urging the Federal Government to speed up visa applications and increase provincial and territorial immigration allocations so that businesses in all parts of the country may hire more immigrants.
As Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) worked to deal with a growing volume of applications that reached 2.62 million in mid-July, Canadian immigration ministers were demanding even more immigrants than are currently permitted under Canada's record-breaking immigration levels strategy. The immigration ministers say this is needed to meet the country’s massive labour shortages.
The provincial and territorial immigration ministers of Canada recently met to discuss the country's immigration system. One of the main topics of discussion was the need to speed up the visa application process. The ministers urged the federal government to take action to make the process quicker and more efficient.
The current visa application process can take months or even years to complete. This is often due to a backlog of applications and a lack of resources. The ministers believe that speeding up the process will help to attract more skilled workers to Canada.
The federal government has not yet made any decisions on the matter. However, they have said they are open to working with the provinces and territories to improve the system.
In light of recent labour market challenges, the government of Canada should increase provincial and territorial immigration allocations for businesses to hire more immigrants. This would help to address labour shortages and support businesses in need of workers.
Currently, businesses are facing difficulties hiring workers in certain sectors. This is especially true in the case of lower-skilled positions. By increasing provincial and territorial immigration allocations for businesses, we would help businesses to hire the workers they need, while also allowing immigrants to come to Canada and find work.
This change would have a positive impact on businesses and the economy as a whole. It would also help to improve social cohesion by bringing people from different backgrounds and cultures together.
In addition, provincial and territorial ministers want a greater say in selecting immigrants and more input into any modernization of Express Entry to meet regional needs. The provinces also want to increase their allotments under the Provincial and Territorial Nominee Programs (PNPs) and obtain multi-year allocation forecasts by March 31, 2023.
Ways for Canadian businesses to hire workers from abroad
The Canadian economy is facing a skills shortage, and businesses are struggling to find qualified workers to fill open positions. One solution is to hire workers from abroad. Hiring foreign workers can help businesses to find the skills they need and to grow their businesses. The Canadian government offers several programs that allow businesses to hire workers from abroad. These programs are designed to help businesses fill skills shortages and promote economic growth.
Some of these programs include the following:
Each of these programs has its eligibility requirements and application process.
In conclusion, the provinces of Canada are calling on the Federal Government to increase the nomination allocations to relieve the pressure on the provinces. If you are interested in immigrating to Canada, please contact us at Mesidor Canadian Immigration Services.