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Experts predict 6,000 Canadian work permits will be granted to Irish skilled professions in 2012 VISAFIRST.COM, leading migration agents say that some of the workers in Cork’s 14,200 farms may be interested to learn that their talents are being called upon in Canada to fill employment opportunities throughout the country. The visa specialists say that many Canadian provinces are even willing to give Permanent residency to farmers who are willing to buy land or buy into an existing farming business and set up shop in Canada. A Western Canadian delegation visited Ireland at the beginning of the month on a recruitment drive, looking for an Irish workforce to fill thousands of vacancies in welding, carpentry, plumbing, plant machinery drivers, diesel mechanics, and many more.
VisaFirst.com say that the demand is now so great for certain skills, that Canada is competing with Australia for an Irish workforce.
Edwina Shanahan, migration expert with www.visafirst.com commented, “I would estimate that 6000 Canadian work permits will be granted to Irish skilled professionals this year, matching the Australian demand for Irish skilled workforce. Currently, we are seeing a run on Irish workers as Australian and Canadian employers compete for the Irish skilled workforce. This news will be of interest to many people in Cork – whether they are farmers, truck mechanics, logistics professionals or any of the other trades that are listed as being high demand in Canada at present”.
However, VisaFirst.com say that the cap has been reached for the 11 occupations to be considered for skilled migration visa applications this year in Canada, they include Restaurant and Food Service Managers, Professional Occupations in Business Services to Management, Biologists and Related Scientists, Architects, special Physicians, General Practitioners and Family Physician, Dentists, Pharmacists, Registered Nurses, Licensed Practical Nurses, Social Workers.
Edwina continued, “While the cap does not apply to those with a job offer, there are only a limited number of places still available for carpenters, electricians, chefs, cooks, Insurance claim examiners, crane operators, plumbers, welders and mechanics if they want to apply for a permanent resident visa without having the hassle of trying to get a pre-arranged job offer. So for those who are eligible we would advise they get their application in now”.
In terms of location the experts say it’s not only Saskatchewan that is looking for workers. Alberta has also notified visafirst.com that they are seeking workers of all occupations including truck mechanics, logistics professionals, HV electricians and power line workers and engineers.
Edwina went on to say, “We have been infirmed of excellent pay and earnings in the mining sector, oil and gas. A lot of tradesmen are working on site for 2 weeks at a time and really putting some money away.
According to Edwina, “We are about to embark on another free information roadshow to inform people looking to emigrate and secure work, of their entitlements and requirements for entry etc. Our roadshow is hitting the Silver Springs Hotel Cork, March 13th at 7pm”.
Edwina commented, “One of the primary benefits of getting a job from an employer, pre-departure, is that once you’re engaged in skilled work for 1 year in Canada then you can look at permanent resident options for you and your family”. VisaFirst.com provides global visa and travel support services to more than 30,000 people working and travelling in over 100 countries every year.
Established in 2003 VisaFirst.com is headquartered in Dublin, Ireland and has offices in Sydney, London, Chicago and Vancouver.
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