The Canadian government announced that an additional 2,000 temporary foreign workers could be admitted to Canada as permanent residents this year as part of the Canada’s Provincial Nominee Program.
The Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) allows participating provinces and territories to annually nominate a certain number of candidates for permanent residence in Canada to meet the needs of the local labor market.
In a press release issued on March 12, the Government of Canada reported that 2,000 additional places are mainly for temporary foreign workers in Canada with “C” qualification skills (NOC C).
“Temporary foreign workers meet the long-term needs of the labor market and contribute to the growth of our economy,” said Ahmed Hussen, Minister for Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship of Canada, in a statement. “We are aware of the need to provide them with the possibility of obtaining permanent resident status, and in accordance with this need, we are ready to provide them with additional places within the Provincial Nominee Program»