Employers and temporary workers will be able to arrive with families

Great news for applicants that desire to immigrate to Canada, but do not want, or can not, leave their dependants behind!

As known, Canada suffers from severe shortages in labor markets.

The pace of Canada’s economic recovery has made it hard for employers, including those in the tourism industry, to find the workers they need.

Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Mr. Sean Fraser, and Minister of Tourism and Associate Minister of Finance Mr.Randy Boissonnault, announced that Canada is extending work permits to family members of temporary foreign workers.

This announcement is designated to expand the eligibility for work permits to family members accompanying the principal applicant to Canada. In this expanded eligibility, family members of the main applicant will become assisting labor manpower, all in order to help address labor shortages by assisting employers in finding the workers they need.

Prior to this announcement, spouses were only eligible for a work permit if the principal applicant was working in a high-skill occupation, or after becoming a permanent resident of Canada.

This temporary measure aims to improve the emotional well-being, physical health, and financial stability of workers by keeping families together. As a result, it is expected that the worker will better integrate into their overall work environment and community.

Starting in January 2023, through a temporary 2-year measure, Canada will expand eligibility to work in Canada to spouses and working-age children through a phased approach for workers at all skill levels. This would include families of workers in health care, trades, and hospitality, for example. As a result of this new approach, it is estimated that family members of more than 200,000 foreign workers could begin working in Canada, offering a greater opportunity for both foreign workers seeking to work in Canada and for employers addressing their labor needs.

The temporary measure will be implemented in 3 phases to ensure its successful implementation:

  • Phase 1 will enable family members of workers coming to Canada through the high-wage stream of the Temporary Foreign Worker Program or the International Mobility Program to apply for an open work permit.
  • Phase 2 aims to expand the measure to the family members of workers from the low-wage stream of the Temporary Foreign Worker Program, following consultations.
  • Phase 3 will include consultation with agricultural partners and stakeholders to assess the operational feasibility of expanding the measure to family members of agricultural workers.

Immigration will continue to play a vital role in addressing Canada’s labor shortages, and the Government of Canada will continue to implement policies aimed at helping employers with their staffing needs across all skill levels.

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“Ok4Canada” is an Immigration Agency, located in Israel, that is managed and organized by an attorney at law Michal Kaplan Hachmon, with 20 years of experience practicing law. We specialize in Immigration programs to Canada, and work with a certified immigration consultant (RCIC), representing and accompanying potential candidates in the process of immigration.  

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