Canadian authority's statements on four-year work permits

April 04, 2015
Major statements on four-year work permits by Canadian authorities

On the expiration of four-year work permits for temporary foreign nationals, the minister for Citizenship and Immigration Canada, Chris Alexander, and the Employment and Social Development Minister, Pierre Poilievre, has stated that the all the employers and temporary overseas employees are well known about the four-year time cap since 2011, when the scheme was announced.  

Apparently, the employers in Canada had four years, to look for alternative employees and likewise, the temporary overseas employees had four years to follow the pathways to Canada permanent residence.

The exact purpose of Temporary Foreign Worker Program is a temporary and Canadians precisely expect to get first crack at existing jobs. 

Sources said that temporary overseas employees can explore different pathways of Canada permanent residency which can be obtained through Provincial Nominee Programs and Express Entry. The government of Canada encourages overseas employees to apply for Canada permanent residency via these streams in order to contribute permanently to a country’s economy and communities.

The authorities also stated that the Canadians are friendly and kind but, Canada needs to ensure that the government is putting Canadians initial and standing up against possible abuse of the  country’s immigration system.

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