Labour Shortage in Alberta Could Be Solved By Immigration

With most of the world’s economies in a downturn and jobs being hard to find, Alberta is in a unique position of being short on workers, The Edmonton Journal reported.

Immigration and labour shortages are the main federal budget issues being raised in consultations with local business leaders, Public Works Minister Rona Ambrose says.

 What they’re saying is there’s a labour short-age crunch here in Alberta. What I’m telling them is we’re keenly aware of that, Alberta is in a very unique situation. We’re experiencing phenomenal growth, and with that growth comes huge demands on business.

The federal government has increased the number of immigrants and temporary foreign workers coming to the province, but businesses indicate this still isn’t enough, said Ambrose, the minister responsible for northern Alberta.

The number of positions for which foreigners can be hired has been so greatly expanded over the last decade that service-sector firms can seek staff outside the country instead of raising salaries to attract people locally, he said.

There are a number of ways that you can take advantages of the circumstances reported in this article. One of the quickest ways to immigrate to Canada is through the Alberta Provincial Nominee Program (Alberta PNP).  By processing certain permanent residence applications more quickly, The Government of Alberta’s program will fast track your Canadian immigration, if you qualify.

Alberta PNP: Five Categories that Fast Track Your Canadian Permanent Residence

In order to qualify for the Alberta Provincial Nominee Program, you must meet the criteria of one of the following categories:

  • Employer Driven Stream
  • International Graduate Category
  • Semi Skilled Worker Category
  • Family Stream
  • Self Employed Farmer

Alberta is in a very unique situation. We’re experiencing phenomenal growth, and with that growth comes huge demands on business.

Call our Edmonton Immigration Law Office at (780) 800-2995 or click here to fill our our contact form to learn how you can take advantage of this opportunity.

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