Under the Canadian Experience Class, international students and temporary foreign workers can apply for permanent residence in Canada provided they meet several mandatory requirements.
The temporary foreign worker stream currently requires at least 24 months of full time work experience within the past 36 months. Mr. Kenney has stated that Citizenship and Immigration Canada may soon change the work experience requirement to 12 months. This proposal would speed up the transition from temporary status to permanent residence, and allow Canada to hold on to skilled workers who add value to our economy.
Minister Kenney has recently mentioned that one of his goals is to increase the number of skilled tradespersons entering Canada through our immigration system. This proposal may facilitate his vision, as tradespersons who are here on a temporary or seasonal basis may be able to transition to permanent residents prior to the completion of their projects.
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