Canada is now in need of at least 36,000 workers for its transportation sector

Canada is now in need of at least 36,000 workers for its transportation sector

Canada will soon require workers in bulk as thousands of jobs will get vacant soon in the provinces of Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, and Saskatchewan.

There is a looming labor shortage in transportation industry in western provinces of Canada because workers are either retiring, moving out of the province, or leaving industries involved with international trade.

To replace its aging workforce, British Columbia would have to rely “substantially” on international workers for the industries in need of skilled workers. The province that will experience the slowest growth and grapple with the low supply of workers, the report concluded, would be Saskatchewan.

It includes the following sectors:

  • Air pilots, flight engineers, and flying instructors
  • Truck transportation
  • Air, rail, water, and scenic and sightseeing transportation
  • Transit and ground passenger transportation
  • Pipelines, and postal service and couriers

More and more Canadian employers are choosing foreign workers to fill both temporary and permanent positions, granting those who are interested in moving to Canada an open door that could lead to the job of your dreams, and while Canada may seem like it is too far away, you can land there pretty soon.

The time has come to widen your horizons and improve your earning potential by applying for a position in a country where thousands of immigrants have gone before, becoming successful and more financially secure and living their lifelong dream.

Earlier this month, it announced it has started talks with the Canadian government to craft a new labor bilateral agreement to increase the deployment of medical workers in Canada.

If you are employed in a transport sector, there are two main hurdles you would have to overcome.

  1. Express Entry. It is Canada’s new selection system for skilled workers (professionals and other occupations) launched in January 2015. This application management system was created to generate qualified applicants for Canada’s economic immigration programs including the Federal Skilled Worker Program, Federal Skilled Trades Program, Canadian Experience Class and a portion of the Provincial Nominee program.

Canadian employers in the sectors needing workers and provincial governments intending to replace retiring workers can tap the prequalified candidates in the Express Entry pool instead of recruiting overseas, paying thousands of dollars in placement fees for each applicant.

Second, international students are authorized to work in Canada without obtaining a work permit. Employers, provincial or federal government agencies that have immediate openings and need to interview qualified applicants need not even check the Express Entry pool. All they have to do is to post job vacancies in school boards and have face-to-face interviews with potential employees.

  1. Meeting Federal or Provincial Standards. While employers in various sectors need workers, they need workers with qualifications, credentials, and/or experience that compare with the Canadian counterpart. For example, certain trade workers in Canada must meet the Red Seal standard. The Red Seal Program is the Canadian standard of excellence for skilled trades. Formally known as the Interprovincial Standards Red Seal Program, it sets common standards to assess the skills of trade workers across Canada. Trade workers who meet the Red Seal standards receive a Red Seal endorsement on their provincial/territorial trade certificates.

The number of Express Entry applicants invited to apply to the Provincial Nominee Program by Province or Territory show which provinces are the preferred destinations.

Thousands more jobs that Canada needs: 182,000 people to fill these IT positions by 2019

In a study funded by the Government of Canada’s Sectoral Initiatives Program, IT World Canada, in report initially published on December 12, 2015 and updated on March 19, said, “Canada needs 182,000 people to fill positions for information systems analysts and consultants, computer and network operators, Web technicians, software engineers and others in by 2019.”

The reason?

“Skills mismatch, demand-supply imbalances, an aging workforce and other factors, creating a major technology shortage in the next five years.”

As with the needed workers in the transport and construction sectors, the same standards apply: candidates must meet the criteria set by employers, industry and immigration authorities.