Temporary Facilitated Process for IT workers Immigration for British Colombia Extended Till December 31, 2011
The Human Resources and Skills Development (HRSD) Canada has extended dated till December 31, 2011 for the facilitated process of fetching immigrant IT workers to British Columbia. The employers interested in gaining from this temporary facilitated process related to Information Technology (IT) specialists for British Columbia can do so till year end.
The interested employers are suppose to intimate Service Canada and the Ministry of Advanced Education and Labour Market Development (ALMD) that they desire to hire the temporary foreign workers. There are seven different categories of such occupation that have been covered under this process. The employer can inform and notify the Service Canada on "firstname.lastname@example.org" while the ALMD can be notified on "TFW@gov.bc.ca" via an e-mail.
The email must contain the following information:
- The SUBJECT LINE of the e-mail must state: "BC IT NOTIFICATION"
- Name and address of employer
- Specify the required IT Specialist occupation from the following list:
- Senior Animation Effects Editor
- Embedded Systems Software Designer
- MIS Software Designer
- Multimedia Software Developer
- Software Developer—Services
- Software Products Developer
- Telecommunications Software Designer
- Description of the position
- Employment start date and end date
- Duration of employment (number of days or weeks or years)
- Salary to be paid in Canadian dollars
- Location of work
After intimating the said departments the temporary foreign worker can directly make an application to the Citizenship and Immigration Canada department in order to obtain his/her work permit.
The Temporary work processes were induced under the category of temporary worker visa program in order to simplify the visa application process.
Such programs are facilitated to bridge the gap of shortages of skilled personnel in the software industry.
Certain IT workers are exempt under the facilitated process in British Columbia from obtaining a Labour Market Opinion (LMO) or a local labour market test before applying for a Canadian work visa.
Such immigration programs were conducted for other parts of Canada as well though they have expired and the only one functional at the moment is pertaining to British Columbia.