April 7, 2011

Bridge Training Program Funding from Government of Canada

The province of Ontario is getting a $22 million from the Government of Canada for the Bridge Training Program. You've gotta love this Conservative Government how it supports newly landed immigrants.

The Bridge Training program helps skilled immigrants enter the Canadian labour market and find employment that matches their education and skills. The program funds regional projects in Ontario that help skilled immigrants get a Canadian license in a regulated profession, or the training they need to get work in regulated and non-regulated careers. The program also funds initiatives that reduce barriers to the integration of foreign-trained workers. [Source]

However, it's the same Conservative Government that is the reason why it now takes about 6 years processing period for those who filed immigrant visa application before February 2008. The Canadian Visa Office in Manila is yet to finish 2004 applicants.

The May 2011 Canadaian Election is crucial for those planning to live and work in Canada. Canadian Immigration regulations depends on who's in power - The Conservatives or the Liberals.