Majority of the immigrants are economic class meaningPermanent residents selected for their skills and ability to contribute to Canada's economy. The economic immigrant category includes skilled workers, business immigrants, provincial or territorial nominees, live-in caregivers and Canadian Experience Class. Ontario attracts about 50% of the immigrants to Canada (around 125,000 per year)In order to benefit from the immigrant talent pool, rural community has to have connectivity with the changing immigration scenario and development of the programs to assist in professional integration both in regulated and non regulated professions.CIIP enables immigrants to prepare effectively overseas to meet credential, language and skill requirements to achieve economic integration in Canada.
The rural community needs to attract skilled immigrants for boosting creative rural economy. The important consideration to the process is understanding programs and networks already in place in the urban centres and connecting to them so that as a rural community you have access to the program resources at the fraction of the cost and not reinvent the whole wheel
In 2009 Canada had 252,179 new permanent residents. Each permanent resident brings $10,000 as a settlement fund plus $2000 for each family member thereafter. They boost the economy by bringing in close to 1 billion dollarMajority of the immigrants are economic class meaningPermanent residents selected for their skills and ability to contribute to Canada's economy. The economic immigrant category includes skilled workers, business immigrants, provincial or territorial nominees, live-in caregivers and Canadian Experience Class. Ontario attracts about 50% of the immigrants to Canada (around 125,000 per year)In order to benefit from the immigrant talent pool, rural community has to tune in with the changing immigration scenario and development of the programs to assist in professional integration both in regulated and non regulated professions.
Investors: Canada attracted 2872 investors in 2009. Investor category of immigrants bring in capital investment of $800,000 to start a business. This translates to approximately 2 billion dollars boost to the Canadian economyEntrepreneur: In 2009 this category immigrant dropped down to 372 and they come with a minimum of $300,000Provincial /Territorial Nominee Program: Persons who immigrate to Canada under the Provincial Nominee Program have the skills, education and work experience needed to make an immediate economic contribution to the province or territory that nominates them.
This is another growing category of permanent residents in Canada and brings new talents to the Canadian shore. The advantage is two fold it contributes to the academic institutions and creating a skilled professional talent pool with a know how of a Canadian work culture and systems.
*Data source: Industrial/ Agricultural Database of Businesses for CK (2009), CK web, CKHA website
Local Immigration Partnership Project Presented By: Dipti Patel June 15, 2011
Project Objectives:• Identify groups that will coordinate and enhance local and regional service delivery to newcomers• Identify and minimize duplication by promoting strategic partnership between the service providers
Challenges Opportunities• Low attraction for economic • Shortage of skilled class immigrants professionals –• Lack of accreditation and Doctors, nurses, engineers, IT, licensing service facilities Plant Managers• Regional Service Providers • Succession planning• Opportunity costs, • Shifting agriculture economy transportation, international -aging farmers, number of small farms travel declining, changing• Professional networks agriculture business and communication changing technology
Understanding Immigration and Rural/Urban Connectivity Canadian Technologist Signpost – Ryerson Ground Breaking Immigrant Network University Initiatives • Economic Immigrants • China • Canadian • Family Class • Philippines Technologist Immigrants • India Immigrant Network (CCTT) • USA • Signpost – Ryerson • UK University • Canadian Immigrant Integration Program (CIIP) • Fairness Commission
Connecting to Professional Networks Ontario Health Force Canadian Canadian Technologist Immigrant Signpost – Ryerson University Technologist Immigrant Network Network•HFO Jobs is the healthcare job site • The Canadian Technology Immigration • The Sign Post is a collaborative project•It has two website listing opportunities Network (CTIN) is led by the Canadian initiated by Ryerson University and The for Doctor and Nurses Council of Technicians and Conference Board of Canada, and•Assist in search by Technologists (CCTT) and has been funded by the Ministry of Citizenship speciality, community, geographical developed with the specific goal of and Immigration, Ontario location, healthcare assisting internationally-trained •It’s a set of online resources and tools employers/organizations engineering technology professionals in (Competency Assessment and Talent having their credentials recognized and Management Tools) for internationally finding successful employment in educated professionals (IEP) in the Canada accounting and financial services (in •CTIN’s national network of partners Canada or planning to come to Canada) includes provincial regulatory •It has also been designed to help bodies, provincial government employers, immigrant service immigration departments, community agencies, and learning service providers colleges, immigrant settlement to facilitate talent management organizations and immigrant functions employment councils
Permanent Residents by Class - Canada300,000 262,241 251,642 252,179 236,754 247,247250,000200,000 156,312 149,070 153,498150,000 138,244 131,244100,000 63,364 70,513 66,241 65,577 65,200 50,000 0 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 Family Class Economic Immigrants Total Immigrants
Foreign Students in Ontario35,000 30,50330,000 26,79425,00020,000 18,305 15,170 200815,000 200910,000 5,000 1,552 1,427 761 1,067 1,137 619 362 379 - Ontario Toronto London Windsor Kitchener Guelph
Looking at Succession Planning in the Top Employers of Chatham Kent Municipality 2200 employees Union Gas CK Health Alliance 700 employees 1400 employees*Data source: Industrial/ Agricultural Database of Businesses for CK (2009), CK web, CKHA website
Immigration = Creative Rural Economy Identify skill and investment opportunities for newcomers in rural economy Review and realign Strengthen policies and systems newcomers services to attract & integration Creative newcomers with Rural identified skill set Economy Identify rural urban Build local partnership for collaboration secondary migration
Creating Win-Win Scenario Realigning it to Municipal Level Provincial Aligning it to Initiatives emerging Identifying localassets and building e.g. Provincial Immigration entrepreneurship Nominee Program Initiatives and newcomers & Exploring linkagesattraction strategy Canadian with CIIP, CTIN around it Experience Class and Sign Post