skilled trades

Followup on International Recruiting Webinar Post

For anyone missed the international recruiting webinar, here is a link to the PDF presentation and some highlights:

  • IRCC (Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada) in partnership with other countries sponsors International job mobility programs.

  • One focus of these programs is to bring skilled trades workers to fill vacancies in Canada.

  • Free services to employers are: (page 7) job-matching banks for posting your vacancies, recruiting assistance at a local level in other countries, applicant filtering, and (page 23) expedited temporary work permits and permanent residency visas.

  • Marine service workers applying to work in Canada under the Francophone Mobility program would be eligible under Skill Type B: Technical and Trade Occupations. Skilled trade applications are “C16 LMIA exempt”—see the step-by-step process (page 29 of the presentation).

  • Employers need to create an online account in the government portal. Submitting a permanent job offer to an international applicant involves a $230 fee which is refundable if the application and visa process is not completed (page 27)

To ask specific questions please contact (or see page 38 if you’re not in BC):

 British Columbia :  Emmanuelle Archer, (604) 630-0316 (ext 382),

As always, we are interested in your feedback on the value of these opportunities for the marine service industry. If this program works well for you, let us share your success story.

Employers: Have you wondered about recruiting internationally?

There are a number of government programs that support international recruiting, work permits, and Canadian permanent residency visas to address skilled trades shortages and unfilled vacancies. If this is of interest to you and your business, here’s a webinar to give you information and next steps.


To register, please contact:

 British Columbia :  Emmanuelle Archer, (604) 630-0316 (ext 382),

Yukon :  Jeanne Brais-Chaput, (867) 668-2663 (ext 214) ;

Please indicate whether you plan to participate in the webinar in French on June 18th or in English on June 19th.