Canada Opens New Entry Program for Foreign Workers

Canada is now accepting applications for entry under the Federal Skilled Trades Program, reports ABS-CBN News. Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) will accept up to 3,000 applications from specific trades currently experiencing shortages. These include welders, electricians, plumbers, and a number of positions in construction and oil and gas industries among others. A complete list is on the CIC website including the requirements to qualify under the program The new Skilled Trades Program is just the beginning of many other changes expected in Canada's immigration policy this year.