Feds launching initiatives to improve immigration

Focus on skilled workers, credentials, job bank
By Sarah Dobson
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 05/07/2012

The federal government is promising to make Canada’s immigration system fast and flexible by focusing more on skilled workers, improving foreign credential recognition, building a massive job bank and better meeting labour market demands.

“In short, the government is committed to strengthening the immigration system to make it truly proactive, targeted, fast and efficient in a way that will sustain Canada’s economic growth and deliver prosperity for the future,” said the Economic Action Plan 2012 released with the federal budget.

Until further details are unveiled, it’s difficult to know how effective these steps will be but they bode well for the country, according to experts.