CANADA’S IMMIGRATION SYSTEM COULD DO BETTER

Canada is known as a world leader when it comes to immigration matters including the selection of immigrants as well as retention of foreign labour. Canada uses a point-based system in its selection of foreign workers which is also known to be one of the most effective in the world. 

There are many reasons for the success of Canada’s immigration system, many say it has to do with the Express Entry program introduced by the conservative government as well as the changes made to it by the Liberals later on. With this system in place, the government is able to keep track of the flow of economic immigrants in Canada because it allows them to create a pool of interested candidates that don’t need to file an application unless the immigration authorities invite them to do so. This program has done wonders because it has allowed the government to improve the quality of economic immigrants while also expediting the immigration process both of which allow the Express Entry program to be such a success. 

While these are all positive aspects of the immigration system in Canada it’s important to mention that there is definitely room for improvement for certain immigration programs that need to be either updated or, in some cases, eliminated altogether. For example, the Federal Skilled Trades program has not admitted many skilled tradespeople in the past couple of years and many of the immigrants that have been admitted were not really needed as their profession was not in demand, making the program both ineffective and unnecessary. Eliminating it could help the government save a lot of money that could be used elsewhere and more programs should be updated so that they’re not wasteful and help with the immigration system instead of harming it. 

The Federal Skilled Trades program was created to help with the shortage issue in the fields of electrical work, carpentry and plumbing but no real results were produced. More programs need to be looked at closely to ensure they are beneficial to both immigrants and Canada. If they do not do either of these things the government needs to step in to restructure the program, especially for immigrants already working in Canada with valid work permits to allow them to compete for jobs alongside other skilled workers. Once this happens, the government will be able to attract other workers with advanced education and more work experience. 

Immigration is a complicated matter, which is why it’s best to discuss any inquiries you may have with George Lee Law Corp whose immigration consultants can guide you through the process and answer questions in more detail. Whether you need a family lawyer or litigation lawyer George Lee Law Corp is who you need to call.