As a matter of fact, in October, the Alberta government announced to limit the number of jobs available to new temporary foreign workers, to help free up jobs for Albertans.
With this new plan, Minister of Labour and Immigration Jason Copping mentioned that more than 1350 jobs will be available to Albertans, who are unemployed. As per his announcement, Alberta had an agreement with the federal government to refuse more than 800 labor market impact assessment applications.
As a result, many of the new foreign workers would have to struggle to find the jobs, as the positions that would have been filled by the foreign workers, are instead be opened to Albertans.
According to the new policy, it would affect 475 occupations sectors – retail trade, transport, accommodation and food services, construction, and professional, scientific, and technical services.
Starting on November 1st, the government would begin limiting the applications. However, this would not affect temporary foreign workers, who are in the province already.
Employers, who are recruiting for specific jobs in the agriculture, technology, and caregiving sectors are also not affected by the changes, as these are specifically dependant on the temporary foreign workers.
The province has started a new immigration stream to promote jobs, through an entrepreneurship and tech Startup venture. Recent graduates from Alberta’s universities and colleges can apply, under the new International Graduate Entrepreneur Immigration Stream, for starting business ventures and start-ups in Alberta.
Starting from January, the province would be launching Foreign Graduate Start-up Visa Stream, for talented international graduates from the top U.S. universities and colleges to start businesses and settle in Alberta communities.
These initiatives would help in strengthening the economy of Alberta, as the international graduates get a platform to carve their ideas to work.
While there are good sides and the bad, it depends on us, how we plan what is best for us.
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