The Canadian Immigration program took a hit during the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic. However, Canada is continuously looking for skilled foreign workers to contribute to the economy. The Canadian Government is extremely supportive and open to allowing temporary workers to find a permanent residency. Not just the pandemic, but the low birth rate and a high aging population have left various positions unfilled. You can immigrate to Canada as a low-skilled worker allowing the economy to recover and reap the benefits of a permanent resident.
This is the most opportune time to apply for immigration under the various low-skilled temporary worker programs. The Canadian government has set a goal to invite over 1.2 million workers from across the globe in three years.
Definition of a Low-Skilled Job:
First of all, it is important to understand what constitutes a low-skilled job. Such jobs require job-specific training along with an education level of secondary school. Canada is looking to fill specific jobs and requires a large workforce to fill in these roles.
Best Immigration Programs for Low-Skilled Workers in Canada:
Atlantic Immigration Pilot
The AIP (Atlantic Immigration Pilot) helps Canadian employers to search for the right kind of foreign skilled workers. The jobs are for positions that they could not successfully fill locally. Through this program, you can immigrate to one of the Atlantic Provinces: New Brunswick, New Foundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia, and Prince Edward Island. The AIP offers three programs. One of the programs is for low-skilled workers.
Eligibility for Atlantic Immigration Pilot:
- Excluding self-employment, you must have worked for 30 hours per week for atleast a year.
- Your National Occupation Code should be applicable for Skill Level C, A 3012, B 3233, C 3413, or C 4412
- Educational qualifications include a Canadian post-secondary or secondary education awarding a diploma, certificate, or degree from a recognized institution
- An ECA report if you have a degree, diploma, or certificate equivalent to a Canadian degree of the same nature
- You must also pass a language test to show fluency in English or French
To know more details about the program, get in touch with our immigration lawyer in Toronto for further assistance on the matter.
Agri-Food Immigration Pilot:
To meet the labor needs of the market, the Agri-Food Immigration Pilot has been launched. Through this program, you can become a permanent resident. To be eligible, you must meet the following criteria:
- Meet the educational requirements
- Obtain an eligible job offer in the field
- Have the right work experience
- Financial proof to show you can settle in Canada
- Maintained your temporary residence status (if you already reside in Canada)
This program comes with annual limits and works on a first-come, first-serve methodology. This program will expire in 2023 which is why you must apply on time to be eligible before they meet their designated intakes.
The Rural and Northern Immigration Pilot
The RNIP program is a community-based program by spreading economic benefits to the smaller segments of the community and allowing them to have a shot at immigration. Each community comes with its own set of requirements. You can find them below:
- North Bay, ON
- Timmins, ON
- Sudbury, ON
- Sault Ste. Marie, ON
- Thunder Bay, ON
- Altona/Rhineland, MB
- Brandon, MB
- West Kootenay (Trail, Castlegar, Rossland, Nelson), BC
- Vernon, BC
- Moose Jaw, SK
- Claresholm, AB
You must find an eligible job with an employer in one of these communities. The employment should be permanent and your wage needs to meet or exceed the minimum wage for your applicable NOC. Follow the procedure as specified by the community you are applying for and provide the required information. To apply for Canadian PR, you can consult our lawyers who will guide you every step of the way to ensure an error-free application.
Provincial Nominee Program
The PNP programs are designed for foreign skilled workers to immigrate to the province nominating them through a valid job offer. Each Province provides its own specific labor market requirements which need to be met. The Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP and the British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP) often hold large draws to continuously invite eligible applicants. You can apply through the Express Entry Program for the Province of your interest, allowing you to live and work in Canada as quickly as 6 months.
Temporary Foreign Worker Program
The TFWP allows various employers to hire a large number of foreign workers in a variety of job roles and requirements. To apply through the TFWP, you must apply for LMIA (Labour Market Impact Assessment). This document helps prove that there are no local PR or Canadian residents to fill in this position. TFWP program has various streams and you can opt for the Low Wage Worker Stream. You are paid less compared to the median hourly wage but it allows you to gain employment in Canada. Even though the wages are lower, the workplace needs to meet safety standards and honor workers’ workplace rights.
Immigrate to Canada as a Low-Wage Worker
Contact the law offices of Ronen Kurzfeld – Toronto Immigration Attorney who can help access your case and provide the right information to allow you to successfully immigrate to Canada as a Low-Wage Worker. You do not have to fill in lengthy forms or worry about providing incomplete or inaccurate information.
Book a Consultation with an Immigration Professional if you want to apply as a Low-Skilled Worker.
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