06 February 2008

New programme to make Canada immigration easier

British Columbia's Economic Development Minister Colin Hansen has announced a new programme which will make it easier for people to take advantage of Canada immigration. The project will benefit the hospitality and tourism employers in the area. It will give them a chance to offer permanent roles to foreign workers who are on a Canadian working holiday.

Mark von Schellwitz, Western Canada vice president for the Canadian Restaurant and Foodservices Association (CRFA), said: "The BC government listened to our industry and clearly understands we are facing a people shortage, not just a skills shortage. This pilot project will allow some of the exceptional temporary foreign workers in the foodservice industry, to succeed as new permanent Canadian residents." He added that the
CRFA is confident that the programme will be a success.

In British Columbia nearly 168,000 people are employed in the foodservice industry. The cities of Vancouver and Victoria are both found in the state and its primary language is English.

Canada welcomes new immigrants: The Canadian Visa Bureau can assist skilled workers interested in Canadian immigration. More information on Canadian visas is available on the website. Anyone applying for a Canadian visa should begin by completing the online Canadian visa application to see if they meet the legislative requirements.

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