Canadian Immigration News
Canada to help newcomers find jobs via 22 million dollar funding program
Friday, April 01, 2011
In order to help immigrants find jobs in Canada, the Bridge Training program with funding of $22 million has been announced by the Canadian government on March 25, 2011.
The program will focus on the province of Ontario, and will assist skilled immigrants obtain the training and licensing needed to work in Canada in their areas of expertise. The initiatives will be funded to reduce barriers to the integration of foreign-trained workers as well.
According to Jason Kenney, Minister of Canadian immigration and citizenship, the Bridge Training program will support skilled immigrants in Canada enter into the workforce market of the nation and integrate successfully into it.
"This program helps skilled immigrants in Ontario enter and integrate into the Canadian labour market," he said. "It is absolutely critical to engage employers in this process, and this program does just that."
This announcement highlighted the continuation of the successful program that has assisted 35,000 immigrants in 200 projects in Ontario since it had been commenced in 2006.
The funding of the Bridge Training program will be extended by collaboration between the Canada government and the Government of Ontario with $CA 12 million in the year 2011-12 and a further funding of CA$10 million in 2012-13.
It may be a worth mentioned that the federal funding for helping new immigrants' settlement in Canada has tripled since 2006 and the Canadian Government has pledged to attract, retain and integrate immigrants into Ontario communities.If you are interested in Immigration to Canada, contact Migration Expert for information and advice on which visa is best suited to you. You can also try our visa eligibility assessment to see if you are eligible to apply for a visa to Canada.