07 February 2008
British Columbia technology industry step-up Canada immigration drive
The technology industry in British Columbia, is stepping up its efforts to attract people to Canada immigration, in order to fill the 10,000 jobs which are up for grabs there. Technology businesses are set to be targeting people from abroad in order to solve the skills shortage as fast as possible, although the industry has said it does not want people on a Canadian working holiday.
According to a report by the British Columbia Technology Industry Association (BTCIA), the industries skills shortage is growing fast and something needs to be done now. The Honourable Rona Ambrose, President of the Queen's Privy Council for Canada, Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs and Minister of Western Economic Diversification, said: "To thrive in a knowledge economy, Canada must be a magnet for highly-skilled workers. The results of this study will help BC's technology industry develop strategies to generate a better-educated, skilled and competitive workforce."
People who believe they have the qualifications to help out with the shortage may want to try the Canada skilled visa assessment in order to see if they are eligible for a Canadian skilled worker visa. The BTCIA is a not-for-profit organisation which was incorporated in 1993.