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The Government of Canada today announced a New Program for Skilled Workers required for Canada in 2013 and beyond.

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Last Updated Monday, Dec. 10, 2012 11:45AM EST

A federal program designed to speed the entry of skilled workers into Canada will be ready to receive applications in the new year.

The new Federal Skilled Trades Program will take effect on Jan. 2, 2013, when it begins accepting the first of up to 3,000 applications from foreign workers seeking employment in the Canadian labour market.

Minister of Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism Jason Kenney told reporters Monday morning, explaining that 2013 will serve as a trial year in-program-launching-in-2013-to-target-skilled-workers

In order to qualify for entry, applicants will need to be either pre-approved by a province or territory, or have a job offer in hand.

Other requirements include basic language proficiency and at least two years working experience in their skilled trade.

Eligible occupations, including electricians, welders, heavy-duty equipment mechanics, pipefitters and others, will be specified on a list the federal government is now working to draw up with provinces, territories and labour groups.

The list of occupations experiencing labour shortages will be released ahead of the program's official launch in January.

"This is about having an immigration system that works for Canada, works for economy, works for newcomers, fuels our long-term growth and prosperity," Kenney said.

The need for workers is said to be particularly high in northern Alberta, where billions are being spent on oilsands projects.

In a report released last spring, the Petroleum Human Resources Council of Canada projected that the energy industry there will grow, on average, by 73 per cent by 2021.

And some occupations will add more than 100 per cent of their current workforce by then, it said, noting the forecast did not account for labour market turnover or demand for workers in the construction and service industries.

According to the PHRCC, Canada's oil and gas industry will need to fill a minimum of 9,500 jobs by 2015 in order to accommodate growth in the sector as well as retirements and attrition.

Skilled tradespeople currently make up a small percentage of immigrants to Canada, despite national demand for qualified welders, pipefitters and electricians, for example.

When he announced the new program to attract skilled workers earlier this year, Kenney said the existing criteria put tradespeople at a disadvantage because the rules are geared toward professionals.

Many of them wind up in Canada, Kenney said, but end up unemployed or under-employed in unrelated jobs.


My Words:

Obviously, you need to be a skilled worker to apply and willing to live in Alberta (Freeze your bollox off) or maybe live in Southern Ontario..(mucho warmer) or perhaps you've been applying already and this may help speed up the process but it may be worth looking into.

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Here are a most of the Major Oil Companies looking for Skilled Labour

Oil and Gas Companies in Canada - Find Major Oil and Gas Companies in Canada

Canadian Natural Resources Limited
Exploration, development, and production of crude oil, natural gas, and heavy oil. Corporate, operations, and financial information, as well as an employment section. Head Office: Calgary, Alberta

EnCana
Exploration and development of unconventional natural gas projects in North America. Includes financial reports, investor relations, and an employment section. Head Office: Calgary, Alberta

Husky Energy
Oil and gas exploration, development, refining, and marketing, as well as company and products overview. Employment section. Head Office: Calgary, Alberta

Imperial Oil
General corporate overview, natural resources, petroleum products, and chemicals. Financials, annual report and an employment section. Head Office: Toronto, Ontario

Nexen
Formerly Canadian Occidental Petroleum. Global oil and gas exploration and development, and sodium chlorate production. Investor information, annual report (PDF) and employment section. Head Office: Calgary, Alberta

Petro-Canada
Top level corporate site with a customer emphasis. Information on oil and natural gas exploration, development and technology. Investors, opportunities and employment sections. Head Office: Calgary, Alberta

Shell Canada
Integrated oil and gas company. Corporate and resources information, annual reports and investors and employment sections. Head Office: Calgary, Alberta

Suncor Energy
User-friendly site covers oil sands, conventional oil and gas and marketing. Annual report, investors and employment information. Head Office: Calgary, Alberta

Syncrude Canada
Oil sands production and processes. Annual reports, employment and procurement information. Head Office: Fort McMurray, Alberta

Talisman Energy
Company highlights, including international oil and gas exploration and development. Annual and financial reports, and employment section. Head Office: Calgary, Alberta

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Feel free to ask any other questions (if you are interested) and I will do my best to help.
 

jarrod248

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I went to speak at a conference in Vancouver and got three job offers but they weren't offerring much leave I think it was two weeks a year. I've no intentions to go abroad anyway but it did seem very miserly.
 
#3
Canada is an awesome place, you've just got to be sure you can handle their winters as the temperature is often -20C or lower for 6 months of the year.

Cheapest place to live is Alberta.
 

jarrod248

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Quite right Dingerr I loved the place and the food, micro breweries, great steaks, lot of drug users in Vancouver, each block seemed to have it's own drug using beggar but they didn't cause me any problems. I'd not realised the hotel we were staying was in a Gay area as i'd just picked one near to the Hospital I was speaking at. In the room was a brochure with some introduction from the mayor saying something like 'We'd like to welcome you fags to Vancouver' and it went on to describe the vibrant nightlife, really did make me snigger.
 
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My Polish friend showed me a link on their UK community web site about attracting Poles resident in UK who already speak English. Construction and transport seem to be the skills in demand. Even at my age (approaching 50 from the wrong side) I'd go back tomorrow if my (English) wife would go.
 
#9
I went to speak at a conference in Vancouver and got three job offers but they weren't offerring much leave I think it was two weeks a year. I've no intentions to go abroad anyway but it did seem very miserly.
I agree, it is a hit and miss affair differing from one company to another. However, if the company wants you enough they are always willing to negotiate a higher number of weeks.
 
#11
It's "Friends of Dorothy" isn't it?
Screw Wikipedia, every day on ARRSE is an education, I just learned of that term and what it means!

It also explains, at least to my fetid little mind, why a certain "element" find the "Oz Fest" close to where I live so alluring!
I had no idea why so many dressed like they were a Village People fan club event, rather than the Wizzard of Oz.
Ho hum.
 

Mr_Fingerz

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Screw Wikipedia, every day on ARRSE is an education, I just learned of that term and what it means!

It also explains, at least to my fetid little mind, why a certain "element" find the "Oz Fest" close to where I live so alluring!
I had no idea why so many dressed like they were a Village People fan club event, rather than the Wizzard of Oz.
Ho hum.
Only just found out? Where TF do you live? Down a mine?
 
#14
Canada is an awesome place, you've just got to be sure you can handle their winters as the temperature is often -20C or lower for 6 months of the year.

Cheapest place to live is Alberta.
It's not too bad in southern Alberta mate. It's a dry cold so those temperatures aren't too bad and can be handled in a buffalo shirt (with hood and mitts). You also get the occasional chinook wind that warms things up nicely.

For those interested, elf n' safety seems to be a growing industry.


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Guns

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It's not too bad in southern Alberta mate. It's a dry cold so those temperatures aren't too bad and can be handled in a buffalo shirt (with hood and mitts). You also get the occasional chinook wind that warms things up nicely.

For those interested, elf n' safety seems to be a growing industry.


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Well it can't be for the Canadians who seem to shun H&S as some sort of strange thing. My christmas lights are plugged in via extension cables that an Indian electrician would be proud of. And power sockets in bathrooms over sinks with the GFE to save you. My lights out side have been sealed with plastic to prevent shorting. My neighbours think I am strange.
 
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"Origins
The precise origin of the term is unknown and there are various theories.[SUP][3][/SUP] Most commonly, it is stated that "friend of Dorothy" refers to the filmThe Wizard of Oz because Judy Garland, who starred as the main character Dorothy, is a gay icon. In the film, Dorothy is accepting of those who are different. For example the "gentle lion" living a lie, "I'm afraid there's no denyin', I'm just a dandy lion."[SUP][4][/SUP][SUP][5][/SUP] Others claim that the phrase refers to celebrated humorist and criticDorothy Parker, who included some gay men in her famous social circle.
Misunderstanding

In the early 1980s, the Naval Investigative Service was investigating homosexuality in the Chicago area. Agents discovered that gay men sometimes referred to themselves as "friends of Dorothy." Unaware of the historical meaning of the term, the NIS believed that there actually was some woman named Dorothy at the center of a massive ring of homosexual military personnel, so they launched an enormous and obviously futile hunt for the elusive "Dorothy", hoping to find her and convince her to reveal the names of gay servicemembers.[SUP][6]"

Every day's school day it seems. [/SUP]
:twisted:
 
#17
Well it can't be for the Canadians who seem to shun H&S as some sort of strange thing. My christmas lights are plugged in via extension cables that an Indian electrician would be proud of. And power sockets in bathrooms over sinks with the GFE to save you. My lights out side have been sealed with plastic to prevent shorting. My neighbours think I am strange.
I must admit the Electrical situation is a bit sketchy and has nothing in common with UK wiring schemes, it's all a bit had hoc, sometimes red is live, sometimes black, possibly both RED and BLACK are LIVE, sometimes there is a green, and\or maybe a white, hardly anything is grounded and the plug outlets spark like ****. AND more stupidly, because you can't find ANY info on this at all until it happens; sometimes you need to snap a tiny brass tab off a new outlet socket (during a new install) in order to stop the circuit going 240 volts and blowing the whole ****ing circuit breaker board. Not to mention getting a healthy fukkin twinge thru the heart when you mistakenly grab an unknown live wire.

Personally I think it's a plot against my life, But hey, someone has to keep the Ambulance, Electricians, and the Fire Department busy.
 
M

Mark The Convict

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So the Government is encouraging immigration because you keep electrocuting yourselves? Seriously though, the Scottish Government started a similar scheme a few years ago (not sure if it's still running) because of a shrinking, ageing population. IIRC it wasn't aimed at any particular trades or industry.
 
#19
So the Government is encouraging immigration because you keep electrocuting yourselves? Seriously though, the Scottish Government started a similar scheme a few years ago (not sure if it's still running) because of a shrinking, ageing population. IIRC it wasn't aimed at any particular trades or industry.
Apparently, Wetherspoons were running out of authentic Scottish drunks and, with one required for everyone of their pubs in the UK, were having to ship in Russian drunks to make up the shortfall.


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#20
So the Government is encouraging immigration because you keep electrocuting yourselves? Seriously though, the Scottish Government started a similar scheme a few years ago (not sure if it's still running) because of a shrinking, ageing population. IIRC it wasn't aimed at any particular trades or industry.
I just made the point about the electrickery coz it sucks :)

This isn't confined to one Industry either, I suspect part of the problem, shared by many here, is that new University Students are taking Degrees in anything other than the skilled Trades, and I'm sure this may apply in the UK as well.
 

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