French speakers from all over the world who possess various specific skill sets into Canada, particularly in the regions outside Quebec,by implementing measures, which make entry of the Franco phones into the country a smoother process.
As of June 1 this year, The Mobilité Francophone Streamwill officially be implemented. With this stream, employers will now be allowed to hire foreign Francophile workers outside Quebec without needing a Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) to do so as the previously would have had to.
The LMIA is a document which certifies that a foreign worker is required by the employer because no Canadian national is available or able to do the same job.
However, this will apply to workers hired in specified skilled positions including managerial and technical roles.Particularly National Occupation Classification NOCskill levels A, B, 0.
According to the NOC Skill Level criteria skill Level A occupations are those which would require a bachelor’s degree or higher such as those in the medical, engineering or law fields.Skill Level B would require either post-secondary qualification such as a diploma from a college or Technicon or a minimum of two years apprenticeship training, adequate work experience. Any job that requires safety and health responsibilities (such as nurses, public servants) are classified under skill level B.Skill level 0 involves managerial and other leadership positions within organizations.
This move is part of a broader and morelong-term strategy by the Canadian government to preserve and grown the Francophone minority community within the country. Many of these skilled francophone international workers will be encouraged to seek permanent residence and will be more supported by authorizing bodies.
The official aims of the Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Department Canada (IRCC) is that a minimum of 4 per cent of immigrants outside of Quebec be francophone by the year 2018. Further plans are in place to have that number steadily increase annually over forthcoming years.
It is believed to be in Canada’s best interest to have thriving and growing Francophone minority communities throughout Canada as it will retain the diversity of Canada and cultural heritage.