Can anyone answer?
In the Wake of recovering from the recession::::
How and why Canada suddenly needs so many plumbers, Crane operators, Architects, Nurses, Doctors, and other people from whom they expect to meet 67 points ( rather bizzare).
and Why not IT guys, Accountants, Finance managers, or others who have been excluded.
Can anyone also answer why PR holders are not being allowed to apply for jobs in Canada as they dont have Canadian degrees although they have been good competents on their fields in their countries. I dont know why all on a sudden their skills and degrees become unwanted in Canadian Human Resource Divisions after they migrated to Canada. PR holders are failed to get jobs not for their own faults, its the system that canadian employers have been practicing for ages. until now before the recession hit hard on Canada, this issue of unemployed PR holders has never been raised or widely discussed.
Only the government of Canada can truly answer that question. But this is my educated guess. Too many people have degrees now and there isn't enough people who want to do blue collar jobs. You must get rid of the mentality that plumbing and welding is a bad job because down here they are good jobs that pay as much as doctors.
Plumbers have ALWAYS been in demand as they are in many developed countries. It is a dirty job and no one wants to do it and those who do it get paid a lot because there is little competition.
Welding is also a bad occupation. The work conditions are terrible because you work in extreme heat because of the acetylene torches, even if you are indoors. It is also dangerous because a malfunctioning torch could explode.
A Crane Operator may sometimes have a degree in construction engineering or at least a diploma depending on what kind of crane they are operating. It requires some knowledge of advanced physics.
Architects are probably needed because there aren't many canadian universities offering Architecture programs.
EVERY country needs nurses. The USA gives automatic green cards to nurses. Nursing is a pretty dirty job too - you have to clean up people's *censored word* and urine. Just watch any medical show. This is because baby boomers (those born between 1945 - 1969) are aging and they are going to need medical care.
Same thing with doctors they are needed to care for an aging population. But doctors that come here are often sent to the rural areas. My doctor was sent to work in a small town New Brunswick because rural areas lack doctors badly since no one wants to live there. He had to work there for 5 years before he was allowed to move to Toronto.
My friend who is Malaysian is applying as a welder. I am helping him with his application. This is his score breakdown:
1. Obtained a three-year diploma, trade certificate or apprenticeship (other than university) and completed at least 15 years of full-time or full-time equivalent studies: 22 points
2. Language Ability - Proficient in English: 16 Points
3. Work Experience - 4 years or more: 21 points
4. Age - Between 21-49: 10 points
5. No Arrange Employment: 0 points
6. Adaptability: Spouse with a degree from Canada: 5 points
Brother-in-law in Canada: 5 points
Total: 79 points. As you can see he very easily passed the 67 point mark. He is trying to see if he can take a French assessment test too to increase his points since he took french in high school, even though I tell him that he has more than enough.
The unemployment isn't new. I have been in Canada since 2006 when the economy was still booming and it was tough for new immigrants to get jobs then too. Not many people stay unemployed. They usually take survival jobs or they change careers. So many people I know who used to be bankers are now real estate agents and they are happy with the job.
You may be good at IT with lots of experience, but do you know anything about Canadian workplace customs? Do you know that if you compliment a woman in Canada and if she doesn't like it she could sue you for sexual harrassment? How well do you know the Canadian economy? Do you know how Do you have an established base of vendors in Canada? Are you able to bring in clients to the company? How familiar are you with Canadian labour laws? Is there anyone in Canada
that is able to vouch for your skills or personality or work ethic? If your boss asks you to give a presentation can you do it clearly and succinctly? If someone asks you to write a report can you do it in perfect English with no grammatical and spelling errors? Most new immigrants are not able to do any of these things which is why employers do not want new immigrants. These are things that cannot be learnt in a few days. This is not to say that most immigrants do not get a job, but they usually do after a few years when they are more familiar with Canadian workplace culture.
As for IT guys, financial workers, etc. 500,000 PRs have landed in the last 2 years. Of that 500,000 I am willing to say that 400,000 are IT professionals or working in the finance industry. If you include the few hundred thousand from the pre-2008 backlog, there's probably close to a million IT professionals entering in recent years. In a country of only 30 million, they took in too many, and it's time to cut down.
Canada has had the most liberal immigration policy of all the English speaking countries and they realized they let too many people in and now they need to cut down. If you are dissatisfied with my answer or the answer from other people in the forum, you can write to the Ministers in charge of the immigration department to ask them for an official answer. Or you can come to Canada and try looking for a job here and ask your employers why they won't hire you when they reject you. I'm sorry that you were not able to submit your application in time for the change, but asking questions in this forums will only give you speculative answers, and it would not change the government's decision in any way.