Canada Opens New Visa Applications for Carpenters, Plumbers, Welders from Nigeria & Other Countries.
Canada has unveiled a new immigration pathway for carpenters, plumbers and welders from other countries, including Nigeria.
Canada’s express entry is an online system the Canadian government uses to provide permanent residence to skilled workers. It’s the country’s central system for managing qualified worker applications for Canadian immigration.
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In a statement by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) on Tuesday, the country announced a streamlined immigration pathway for skilled workers with specific carpentry, plumbing and welding expertise.
“Canada’s Express Entry (EE) system is now tailored to provide a streamlined and efficient pathway for individuals with expertise in critical fields.
“By prioritising the invitation of skilled newcomers with trade experience, the country aims to meet the increasing demand for talent and fill key positions that contribute to the nation’s economic growth and advancement.
“These category-based selection rounds will continue throughout the year, alongside general invitation rounds, and more details will be announced in the coming weeks.”
According to Marc Miller, Minister of IRCC, it is critical to address the shortage of skilled trades workers in our country, and part of the solution is helping the construction sector find and maintain the workers it needs.
“This round of category-based selection recognises these skilled trades’ workers as essential, and I look forward to welcoming more of these talented individuals to Canada,” he said.
There are many different ways for professionals and workers to qualify for a Canada immigration permanent resident visa, according to lawyers at First Immigration Law Firm based in Canada.
The most prominent option is through Express Entry, Canada’s main pathway for economic-class skilled workers. Your best bet to be eligible for entry is to meet the Federal Skilled Worker Program requirements or Canadian Experience Class.
Experts espouse the best way to apply.
Lawyers at First Immigration Law Firm Based in Canada said the country provides different ways for professionals and workers to qualify for its immigration permanent resident visa.
“The most prominent option is through Express Entry, Canada’s main pathway for economic class skilled workers. Your best bet to be eligible under the entry is to meet the Federal Skilled Worker Program requirements or Canadian Experience Class,” they said.
The country’s ageing populace and declining birth rate have shrunk its labour force, forcing it to boost efforts to attract prominent, young, and vibrant immigrants by offering immigration-friendly policies.
In 2024, the country’s federal government announced an ambitious plan to take 500,000 immigrants by 2025, with almost 1.5 million new immigrants coming to the country over the next three years.
Canada landed 437,120 permanent residents in 2024, about an 8% increase from the total number of PRs in 2024, IRCC said.
It grew for Nigeria by 41.% to 22,130 last year from 15,595 in the previous year.