Canada is taking action to address labour shortages in specific job sectors. In September, the government will launch a programme called the Recognised Employer Pilot (REP). This effort is part of the temporary foreign worker programme (TFWP) and aims to help employers who consistently follow TFWP rules.
The primary goal of the recognised employer pilot is to make things easier for employers who have a history of adhering to the TFWP guidelines. These accountable employers will be granted a special permit known as labour market impact assessments (LMIAs). These permissions will be valid for up to 36 months, providing greater flexibility and reducing the need to renew frequently. Furthermore, the process for obtaining these permissions will be simplified so that employers can better understand it.
LMIAs are similar to tests that Canadian executives must pass. They’ve completed their work to ensure that there aren’t enough local workers available for the jobs they want to fill with foreign workers through TFWP.
The REP aims to assist these good employers in better planning their workforce. Employers will save time and money by granting them permission for longer periods of time. Furthermore, these recognised employers will be highlighted on the job bank, demonstrating to potential employees that they can be trusted.
This plan is Canada’s response to a labour shortage, particularly in certain industries. The REP aims to solve the problem of low employee strength and make Canada’s job market work better overall by making things easier for honest employers who always follow TFWP’s rules.