Significant changes to Canada’s immigration policy
Canada has long sought to recruit immigrants in order to counteract the effects of low birth rates and an aging population. Some rules have been reformed to address pandemic-related interruptions to mobility and migration.
Following the epidemic, Canada has set record immigration objectives of bringing in 1.45 million immigrants in order to fill labor shortages in the country. It recently announced the deployment of the new 2021 version of the National Occupation Classification (NOC) system, which will allow employees from the healthcare, transportation, and construction sectors to enter the workforce.
In Canada, the NOC system is used to classify an applicant’s work in order to evaluate their eligibility for various immigration programs. The system categorizes all vocations into codes. Codes are then grouped together depending on the type of work and job obligations performed by an individual.
Nurse aides, long-term care aides, hospital attendants, primary and secondary school teaching assistants, and transport truck drivers are now eligible for Express Entry, according to the new notification.
“NOC 2021 is good news for Canadian companies, immigrants to Canada looking for employment, and a newly eligible set of workers who will now have an Express Entry road to permanent residency accessible to them.” “With these improvements, we are better positioned to proactively address labor shortages and build our economy with a stronger, more skilled workforce,” said Carla Qualtrough, Canada’s Minister of Employment, Workforce Development, and Disability Inclusion.
According to sources, the modifications to the NOC system complement the country’s aim to increase routes to permanent residency for temporary employees and overseas students by making more jobs eligible for the Express Entry programs. In total, 16 new jobs have been added to the list.
These are their names:
- Payroll administrators
- Dental assistants and dental laboratory assistants
- Nurse aides, orderlies and patient service associates
- Pharmacy technical assistants and pharmacy assistants
- Elementary and secondary school teacher assistants
- Sheriffs and bailiffs
- Correctional service officers
- Bylaw enforcement and other regulatory officers
- Estheticians, electrologists and related occupations
- Residential and commercial installers and servicers
- Pest controllers and fumigators
- Other repairers and servicers
- Transport truck drivers
- Bus drivers, subway operators and other transit operators
- Heavy equipment operators
- Aircraft assemblers and aircraft assembly inspectors
Three new vocations have also been added to the Express Entry list. Other artists, program directors, and teachers in recreation, sport, and fitness, as well as tailors, dressmakers, furriers, and milliners, are included.
“We are utilizing all available options to address labour shortages, particularly in critical areas like as health care, construction, and transportation.” These improvements will benefit Canadians who use these services, as well as businesses, by providing them with a more strong workforce on whom we can rely to propel our economy ahead into a successful future. “I’m delighted to announce enhanced paths to permanent residency in Canada for these highly sought-after employees,” said Sean Fraser, Minister of Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship.
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