Dearth of skilled labourers gives immigrants a unique opportunity

The lure of big money from a corporate job has overshadowed the importance of essential trades needed in a society. Electricians, plumbers, carpenters etc. are indispensable for the smooth functioning of a community. Tyler Charlebois explains to us why the Ontario College of Trades is looking to promote the skilled trades and how new immigrants can use the opportunity to enter Canada. The shortage of personnel with these skills puts potential immigrants at an advantage. Any skills new immigrants posses can be transferred over to Canada via a simple Trade Equivalency Assessment. They can hone their proficiency with an apprenticeship that includes on-the-job training and being paid for the work done. Apart from job satisfaction, the skill trades offer well-paying jobs too.

Category: Employment, Web Show
  • Zabarjan

    i want to work in Canada as a Heavy Equipment Operator ,and apply several times by Free Express Entry program ,but they want work contract latter of any Company,so how its possible,because i am in abroad Person and i don’t have Higher Skills of Work and Education .

    • New Canadians

      Thank you @Zabarjan:disqus for reaching out. However, we don’t offer immigration advice; you can try discussing the issue with an immigration professional who may be able to help. If you don’t know anyone, you can search in our “Resources” section.