Changes to the Skilled Worker Program

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Minister Jason Kenney announced that the government plans to change the current point system for skilled immigrants applying for permanent residence under the Skilled Worker and Professional Program. The current point system favors applicants with university degrees, but this policy change would alter the focus to trade-oriented workers. This is good news for foreign nationals in the trades field that have very little chance of being selected, yet are highly valuable to our economy. However, as the NDP MP highlighted, the government needs to be doing more to take advantage of the Canadians and Permanent Residents in Canada, by focusing on apprenticeship and training programs. To read more, visit the Vancouver Sun.

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