How Fishermen Can Immigrate to Canada
Do you work in the fish and seafood processing business and want to move to Canada?
There is an immediate need for skilled foreign employees in Canada to help meet the soaring demand in this industry.
In his recent State of the Country address, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced a $62.5 million Canadian Seafood Stabilisation Fund to assist in the implementation of measures to ensure the health and safety of workers in the seafood and fish industry in light of the pandemic of COVID-19.
Food preservation tools like freezers and cold storage space could be purchased using this.
There are about 72,000 people employed in Canada’s fish and seafood industry, making it one of the country’s highest-grossing food export industries.
However, as the need to rescue the faltering economy persists, the demand for fish labour is rising.
The Canadian government has temporarily suspended the requirement for Labour Market Impact Assessments (LMIAs) to facilitate the expedited processing of visa applications from foreign workers seeking immigration to Canada through specific high-demand sectors.
For at least three months, a Canadian company must post local job openings before considering hiring foreign nationals. Workers in the following fields should take note:
- Agricultural sectors
- Fish and Seafood industry;
- Meat processing sectors; and
- Logistics industry, specifically long haul truck drivers.
- obs in the fish and seafood processing industry have
- average annual salary of $58,500 but as an experienced fisherman, you could stand to earn up to $99,450 per year.