In a recent development, the Canadian government has announced a new measure that aims to empower temporary foreign workers to pursue their educational dreams and create new opportunities. The Honourable Sean Fraser, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, announced a temporary policy change that removes the restrictions on the length of study programs for work permit holders. This measure allows foreign workers to seek additional training and education without the need for a separate study permit.

Effective immediately, temporary foreign workers can now study full-time or part-time, without restrictions on the length of the program, as long as their work permits remain valid or until the expiration of the temporary policy. This three-year measure will enable foreign workers to engage in comprehensive training and education aligned with their career goals. The removal of barriers to skills development has wide-ranging implications. It opens doors for foreign-trained medical professionals, allowing them to contribute to the healthcare system and support their communities. Construction laborers, too, can seize this opportunity to become skilled tradespersons, helping strengthen the nation’s infrastructure and foster local growth.

This immigration measure has far-reaching benefits for all parties involved. By facilitating access to further education and training, the Canadian government is not only empowering foreign workers but also addressing critical labor shortages and supporting employers. With the country’s aging population and the decline in the worker-to-retiree ratio, Canada recognizes the need for robust immigration policies to fuel its future labor force growth. Immigration already accounts for the majority of the country’s population growth, and by 2036, immigrants are projected to represent up to 30% of Canada’s population.

The temporary measure also holds potential benefits for temporary foreign workers seeking permanent residence in Canada through programs like Express Entry. While Canadian work experience gained during full-time study does not count towards eligibility for the Canadian Experience Class, this policy change offers foreign nationals an opportunity to increase their Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score. By pursuing higher education, gaining qualifying work experience during part-time studies, or improving language proficiency, candidates can enhance their CRS points and increase their chances of receiving an invitation to apply for permanent residence.

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