OCASI Executive Directors ForumOctober 2012
OVERVIEW• Background: Funding and Programming• Update on Immigration Programs    Economic Streams of the Immigration Prog...
BACKGROUND: FUNDING AND ACTIVITIESFunding•   An investment of $30 million (2008 to 2013)     – $20 million: Roadmap for Ca...
BACKGROUND: FUNDING AND ACTIVITIES (Ontario)                                2008-2009                            2010-2011...
BACKGROUND: ACTIVITIES (Destination Canada)• Allows interested candidates to familiarize themselves with all of  Canada an...
ECONOMIC IMMIGRATION CATEGORIES1.    Temporary residents:        In Canada for a limited time.           Intake responds...
TEMPORARY RESIDENTS: International StudentsProgram overview: CIC, in cooperation with the Canada Border Services Agency  ...
TEMPORARY RESIDENTS: Temporary Foreign Workers (TFWs)Program overview: Allows employers to hire foreign nationals on temp...
PERMANENT RESIDENTS: Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP)Program overview:                                               ...
Modernized Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP)Innovations for 2012-2013:•    Based on evaluation and best-practices, pro...
New Federal Skilled Trades Program•   Skilled tradespersons make up fewer than 3 percent of all FSWs               Who are...
Enhanced Canadian Experience Class (CEC)Program overview:                                                                 ...
Provincial Nominee Program                                                                                    By the Numbe...
Provincial Nominee Program (cont’d)•   …Value of the program (cont’d):   Federal-provincial agreements require promoting ...
Federal Business Immigration      Investors are required to make a C$800,000 investment in the       economy;            ...
To recap: Immigration Toolbox for Francophone Minority    Communities    Changes to Temporary programs will make it easie...
Immigration Toolbox for Francophone Minority Communities   Provincial Nominee Program       Federal-provincial agreement...
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  • A travers la Loi sur les langues officielles et la Loi sur l’immigration et la protection des réfugiés, CIC est engagé à favoriser l'épanouissement des minorités francophones et anglophones du Canada, à appuyer leur développement, ainsi qu'à promouvoir la pleine reconnaissance et l'usage du français et de l'anglais dans la société canadienne. En ce qui a trait à l’appui aux communautés minoritaires francophones, l’approche de CIC consiste essentiellement à faciliter la sélection et le recrutement à long-terme d’un plus grand nombre d’immigrants d’expression française dans les communautés francophones à l’extérieur du Québec, en veillant à ce qu’ils obtiennent l’aide nécessaire pour s’intégrer en français au sein de la société canadienne. Via les fonds reçus en vertu de la Feuille de route sur la dualité linguistique canadienne, CIC a mis en œuvre l’initiative Recrutement et intégration des immigrants dans les communautés de langues officielles en situation minoritaire. Un investissement de 30 millions de dollars pour la période de 2008 à 2013 permet à CIC de maintenir, améliorer ou créer des activités liées à l’immigration dans les communautés de langue officielle en situation minoritaire. Grâce aux 20 millions de dollars reçus dans le cadre de la Feuille de route, CIC a pu : mettre en œuvre des activités de promotion et de recrutement ; créer et/ou renforcer les Réseaux en immigration francophone ; assurer une meilleure concertation et coordination des activités et ; mener des activités de recherche afin de mieux comprendre les besoins des communautés de langues officielles en situation minoritaire et des immigrants qui s’y établissent.
  • Notre offre de services pour les communautés a été améliorée. Le nombre de points de service en français en Ontario est passé de 66 en 2009 à 92 en 2011. Les réseaux mobilisent une vaste gamme d’acteurs locaux et visent à renforcer la capacité des communautés à accueillir et intégrer les nouveaux immigrants. Les réseaux rassemblent plusieurs organisations francophones qui représentent divers secteurs – notamment l’éducation, la santé et l’emploi. Pour ne donner qu’un exemple, les Réseaux présents en Ontario ont facilité la mise en place du projet de La Toile des carrières afin d’organiser des salons de l’emploi bilingues à Ottawa et Toronto. Au cours des quatre activités de recrutement tenues entre septembre 2011 et mars 2012, plus de 2 700 emplois ont été offerts.
  • CIC finance Destination Canada depuis 2003 et continuera de le faire. CIC reste résolu à collaborer avec les provinces, les territoires, les communautés et les employeurs pour favoriser l’immigration dans les communautés francophones en situation minoritaire conformément aux objectifs de la partie VII de la Loi sur les langues officielles et de la Loi sur l’immigration et la protection des réfugiés. L’édition 2012 de Destination Canada aura lieu à Paris les 13, 14 et 15 novembre, à Bruxelles le 17 novembre et à Tunis les 19 et 20 novembre. La promotion de Destination Canada auprès du public en France et en Belgique a déjà commencé avec la parution il y a quelques jours de la 5e édition du hors série "S'installer au Canada", une édition spéciale du magazine d’information français L'Express, le partenaire média de l’événement. Une vidéo destinée aux employeurs canadiens pour promouvoir Destination Canada sera lancée sous peu. La promotion de l’événement se poursuivra en septembre en partenariat avec les services publics de l'emploi et de la mobilité internationale de France, Belgique et Tunisie. Des informations détaillées sont disponibles à: http://www.destination-canada-forum-emploi.ca/accueil.php?lang=fr Le seul changement apporté à Destination Canada suite à l’annonce du Plan d’action économique du Canada de 2012 est l’élimination du financement que CIC accordait aux provinces et territoires, ainsi qu’aux intervenants pour leur participation à Destination Canada et aux activités de promotion et de recrutement déployées dans le cadre du Plan stratégique pour favoriser l’immigration au sein des communautés francophones en situation minoritaire.
  • Chaque année, près de 14 000 jeunes français de 18 à 35 ans viennent au Canada dans le cadre du programme Expérience internationale Canada (EIC). Le Canada et la France s’emploient actuellement à renégocier l’Accord sur la mobilité des jeunes et nous espérons que le nouvel accord permettra d’accroître le nombre de fois où un ressortissant français peut participer au programme. Des programmes semblables existent pour les Suisses et Belges, dont un bon nombre sont francophones. Les employeurs canadiens ont tout intérêt à se tourner vers ce bassin de candidats qualifiés afin de combler leurs besoins de main-d’œuvre.
  • De plus, CIC a récemment pré-publié des propositions réglementaires. Au sein de ceux-ci, l’exigence relative à l’expérience de travail canadienne dans la catégorie de l’expérience canadienne (CEC) serait réduite de 24 à 12 mois, pour rendre le programme encore plus accessible aux travailleurs étrangers temporaires, leur permettant d’accéder plus facilement à la résidence permanente.
  • CIC a mis en place cette année une dispense de l’Avis sur le marché du travail pour les travailleurs étrangers temporaires francophones occupant des postes de gestion, des emplois professionnels, techniques ou spécialisés et destinés aux communautés francophones en situation minoritaire. Cette dispense permettra certainement d’augmenter le recrutement dans le cadre de la prochaine édition du programme de Destination Canada qui se tiendra cet automne à Paris, Bruxelles et Tunis. Cette exemption donne un avantage majeur aux employeurs qui souhaitent recruter des candidats francophones.
  • Les programmes et les politiques de CIC sont conçus afin de toujours considérer l’intérêt des communautés de langue officielle vivant en situation minoritaire. CIC poursuit son travail afin de mieux comprendre les facteurs de la vitalité communautaire, les rôles potentiels de nouveaux acteurs dans le domaine de l’attraction et de l’intégration, les meilleurs pratiques en établissement et les leçons apprises de l’expérience d’autres pays ou juridictions.
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    1. 1. OCASI Executive Directors ForumOctober 2012
    2. 2. OVERVIEW• Background: Funding and Programming• Update on Immigration Programs  Economic Streams of the Immigration Program  Categories in the Temporary Stream  Economic Categories in the Permanent Stream  Modernized Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP)  New Federal Skilled Trade Program  Enhanced Canadian Experience Class (CEC)  Provincial Nominee Program  Federal Business Immigration  Immigration Toolbox for Francophone Minority Communities 2
    3. 3. BACKGROUND: FUNDING AND ACTIVITIESFunding• An investment of $30 million (2008 to 2013) – $20 million: Roadmap for Canadas Linguistic Duality – $10 million: Settlement Program (2009-2013)Activities• Promotion and recruitment activities (Destination Canada);• Creating and strengthening the Francophone Immigration Networks;• Improving coordination and and collaboration (Sous-Comité Directeur) and;• Undertaking research in order to better understand the needs of minority francophone communities and the immigrants who settle in those communities. 3
    4. 4. BACKGROUND: FUNDING AND ACTIVITIES (Ontario) 2008-2009 2010-2011 Number of Francophone 3 3 Immigration Networks Number of points of 66 92 service* Number of Francophone agencies funded 12 20 (direct and indirect services) Funding level for 5.3 million 15.2 million francophone agencies ($) *A point of service is a location where French language services are available, whether the agency providing the service is francophone, bilingual or multilingual. 4
    5. 5. BACKGROUND: ACTIVITIES (Destination Canada)• Allows interested candidates to familiarize themselves with all of Canada and its Francophone communities, meet individually with Canadian representatives and find employment.• CIC has funded Destination Canada since 2003 and will continue to do so.• 2012 Edition: In Paris on November 13-15, in Brussels on November 17, and in Tunisia on November 19-20. 5
    6. 6. ECONOMIC IMMIGRATION CATEGORIES1. Temporary residents:  In Canada for a limited time.  Intake responds to demand – and processing is prioritized.  Possible bridges and pathways to permanent residence.2. Permanent residents:  Foreign nationals who settle in Canada permanently and can eventually apply for citizenship.  Intake is managed – subject to a plan tabled in Parliament setting out levels for the coming year.  Economic categories include:  Federal Skilled Workers;  Canadian Experience Class;  Provincial Nominees;  Business Immigration; and  Quebec-Selected Skilled Workers and Business Immigrants. 6
    7. 7. TEMPORARY RESIDENTS: International StudentsProgram overview: CIC, in cooperation with the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA), manages the entry of foreign nationals into Canada for study/work By the Numbers purposes (Canada’s International Student Program). Total number of international students inValue of the program: 2011*: 98,378 International students enrich the academic environment, enhance the Principal countries of origin: intercultural competencies of domestic students, and serve as unofficial China (22.2%), India ambassadors after returning to home countries. (12.2%), Korea (8.3%), France (5.1%), USA International students contribute approximately $6.5 billion a year to the (5%), Saudi Arabia (4.8%) Canadian economy. Main provinces of International students have access to the Off-Campus Work Permit Program destination: Ontario (42.1%), British Columbia and the Post-Graduation Work Permit Program. (30.1%), Quebec (14.9%) Qualification for the Canadian Experience Class (which requires students to Levels of study: University have obtained one year of skilled work experience). (40.5%), K-12 (21.5%), Other PSE (25.4%) *Data for 2011 are preliminary estimates and are subject to change. 7
    8. 8. TEMPORARY RESIDENTS: Temporary Foreign Workers (TFWs)Program overview: Allows employers to hire foreign nationals on temporary permits to fill shortages, subject in most cases to a labour market opinion. By the Numbers # of TFWs admitted to Canada inValue of the program: 2011*: 190,769 Helps address temporary labour shortages Total # of TFWs in Canada in 2011*: Several P/Ts have TFW annexes to their immigration agreements and can 300,101 facilitate TFWs in certain industries or regions. Employment profile (skill level): Management, professionals, skilled International Experience Canada provides for the issuance of open or & technical, intermediate & clerical, occupation-specific work permits. elemental & labours Main provinces of destination: Ontario (35.3%), British ColumbiaInnovations for 2012-2013: (24.3%), Quebec (18.0%) Labour Market Opinion exemption for French-speaking temporary foreign Principal countries of origin: workers piloted at Destination Canada is being assessed for future US (17.9%), Mexico (9.7%), France potential. (8.2%), UK (5.5%), Australia (4.7%), Philippines (4%) Onward trajectory: 32,827 TFWs transitioned to permanent residence in 2010 *Data for 2011 are preliminary estimates and are subject to change. 8
    9. 9. PERMANENT RESIDENTS: Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP)Program overview: By the Numbers Main goal is to select skilled workers who can succeed in the Canadian Planned range for 2012: economy in managerial, professional, paraprofessional and technical roles. 55,000-57,000 Selection criteria: education, work experience, official language proficiency, and other criteria that have been shown to help them adapt to For 2011* FSW profile – PA Only the Canadian labour market and society. (profession, education, age) : Current pass mark is 67 points out of a total of 100. 82.5% managerial and professionals; 16.3% skilled and technical. 51.3% have university education; 3.1%Value of the program: PhDs. Majority are age 30-39. FSWs are more adaptable to Canada’s dynamic labour market and better Main provinces of destination: able than all other immigrant classes to achieve long-term economic Ontario (64.5%), British Columbia success. (17.5%), Alberta (14.5%) 2010 evaluation of the program showed benefits of having arranged Principal countries of origin: employment in Canada. India (17.1%), Philippines  Arranged employment is one tool employers can use to bring (11.5%), China (10.1%), U.A.E. (6.4%), Iran (4.2%), UK (4.1%) French-speaking workers in quickly or to retain a French-speaking temporary foreign worker already in Canada. Language French as first language 513 (0.9%) Both French and English 3,386 (5.9%) *Data for 2011 are preliminary estimates and are subject to change. 9
    10. 10. Modernized Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP)Innovations for 2012-2013:• Based on evaluation and best-practices, proposals for program modernization were developed.• National in-person consultations and public consultations online took place in spring 2011.• Overall goal of proposed changes is to attract high-quality, labour market ready applicants. – Points selection grid rebalanced to give greater weighting to official language skills, which can assist recruitment of Francophones. – Changes will reflect the importance of language skills and selecting younger immigrants with Canadian work experience. – To ensure that immigrants are ready to work, we will strengthen educational credential assessments. – There is no cap on FSW applicants with arranged employment; this combined with the higher weighting for language makes it a real tool for recruitment. 10
    11. 11. New Federal Skilled Trades Program• Skilled tradespersons make up fewer than 3 percent of all FSWs Who are Federal Skilled entering Canada. Tradespersons? Trades and Skilled Transport and• Proposed Skilled Trades Program aimed at skilled occupations in Equipment Operators: Machinists, construction, transportation, manufacturing and certain service plumbers, pipefitters, masons, industries. motor vehicle mechanics…• Proposed program would create a means for skilled tradespersons Skilled Occupations in Primary to be assessed based on criteria geared toward their reality, putting Industry: Underground miners, oil and gas drillers, logging machine more emphasis on practical training and work experience along operators… with language proficiency rather than formal education. • Simplified selection model Processing manufacturing and utilities supervisors and skilled • Criteria suited to training pathways in the skilled trades operators: Supervisors in • Demonstrated language abilities processing occupations, supervisors, assembly and fabrication… Chefs and cooks, butchers and bakers 11
    12. 12. Enhanced Canadian Experience Class (CEC)Program overview: By the Numbers Applicants are skilled temporary foreign workers, and international students with a Canadian diploma, who have Canadian work experience Planned range for 2012: and meet language requirements according to their occupation. 6,000-7,000 # of CECs admitted toValue of the program: Canada in 2011*: 6,022 Canadian Experience Class helps workers who have demonstrated an Principal countries of origin ability to succeed in the Canadian labour market transition to permanent in 2011*: residence without having to leave the country. China (23.5%), India (14.6%), UK (8.2%)Innovations for 2012-2013: Outcomes: Reducing the work experience requirement for temporary foreign workers 2011* Temporary Foreign from 24 months to 12 months within the preceding 36 month period. Worker stream admissions: 3,214; Student stream admissions 2,808 *Data for 2011 are preliminary estimates and are subject to change. 12
    13. 13. Provincial Nominee Program By the NumbersProgram overview: Planned range for 2012: P/T nominations based on regional needs, including those of 42,000-45,000 PN profile employers, and individual’s ability to economically establish. (profession, education, age, wo rk experience, language proficiency): About half are nominated underValue of the program: a Skilled Worker (university The program is a key way to share the benefits of immigration across degree) stream, and one-fifth nominated under a Semi-skilled Canada. Worker (no university degree) stream; 85.7% have some post- Provincial Nominees have skills, education & work experience to secondary education; 81.8% make economic contribution to participating provinces/territories. speak English alone (self-report); 74.8% age 25-44, Main provinces of destination: Manitoba, Alberta, Saskatchewa n Principal countries of origin: Philippines, China, India Outcomes: More than 90% declared employment earnings after one year in Canada; average income ranged between $35,200 and $45,100 after 3 years. 13
    14. 14. Provincial Nominee Program (cont’d)• …Value of the program (cont’d): Federal-provincial agreements require promoting the vitality of Official Language Minority Communities, and involving Francophone Minority Communities in consultations on promotion and recruitment.– Innovations for 2012-2013: The PNP will be improved by focusing on economic immigration streams in order to respond quickly to regional labour market demand, e.g., requiring minimum language skills.
    15. 15. Federal Business Immigration  Investors are required to make a C$800,000 investment in the economy; By the Numbers  Entrepreneurs must own and manage a business in Canada; and Planned range for 2012:  Self-employed persons must demonstrate their ability to 5,500-6,000 create their own employment in athletics, cultural activities, or Principal countries of farm management. origin: China, Taiwan, KoreaInnovations for 2012-2013: Policy reforms underway for Investors and Entrepreneurs 15
    16. 16. To recap: Immigration Toolbox for Francophone Minority Communities Changes to Temporary programs will make it easier for French-speakers intending to work in Canada.  LMO exemption will make it simpler for employers in communities to recruit skilled workers with strong French skills. Enhancements to CEC – Temporary foreign workers will now be able to transition to permanent residence with only one year of skilled work experience.  Francophone Temporary Foreign Workers benefitting from the LMO exemption  Francophone Students  International Experience Class : 14,000 young French citizens come to Canada every year through IEC.  Opportunity for community engagement and promotion of CEC in Francophone post-secondary institutions outside QC. 16
    17. 17. Immigration Toolbox for Francophone Minority Communities Provincial Nominee Program  Federal-provincial agreements require promoting the vitality of Official Language Minority Communities, and involving Francophone Minority Communities in consultations on promotion and recruitment.  Employers can sponsor nominees through the PNP. Federal Skilled Worker Program  Higher weighting for language in the new FSW grid can assist recruitment of French- speakers.  There is no cap on FSW applicants with arranged employment; this combined with the higher weighting for language makes it a real tool for recruitment.
    18. 18. Thank you / Merci

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