The federal government is improving access to jobs for Canadians, creating conditions for growth, and helping the middle class as well as those working hard to join it. Skilled talented and creative Canadians must be at the center of a more innovative economy, in order to create long-term jobs.
However, too often, highly skilled newcomers to Canada face barriers that limit their social and employment opportunities. In order to ensure that newcomers to Canada maximize their contribution to the economy, the 2017 budget supports a targeted employment strategy for newcomers which has three components:
- Improved pre-arrival support, so that newcomers can begin the foreign credential recognition process before arriving in Canada.
- A loan program that will assist newcomers with the cost of having their foreign credentials recognized.
- Targeted measures to test innovative approaches to help skilled newcomers gain Canadian work experience in their profession.
This strategy will help to reduce barriers and support newcomers as they put their skills to work for the benefit of the Canadian economy, especially here in the Outaouais which attracts the second greatest number of newcomers in the province of Quebec.