Report Reveal, Small Businesses In Canada Facing A Shortage Of Skilled Labour

Posted on October 30, 2018

The Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB) conducted a monthly survey; it revealed, about 47% of Small Businesses in Canada are facing shortage of skilled labour.

For Oct 2018 the CFIB, Business Barometer survey experienced nearing to 10% rise when compared to the results of the survey taken at the beginning of the year, 2018 and about 20% growth when compared with start of the year, 2016.

The CFIB stated, as a result of the shortage, many employers restrict themselves from further hiring and also they felt stressed over their growth ability.

British Columbia PNP, Ontario PNP and Quebec Province is experiencing huge shortages under the category, skilled labour.

Industries which reported, huge shortages in skilled labour include transportation, construction, natural resources and personal services.

About 655 members belonging to the federation got selected on a random basis for their monthly Business Barometer survey; their response formed the basis of the finding.

The CFIB strongly favors the immigration’s role in helping solve Canada’s skilled labour shortage problems.

Quebec Province took several steps in the recent months so that it can address the labour shortages in the provinces, especially in regions located outside Montreal Metropolitan area.

Numerous changes introduced and the government states, it would help the provinces to select workers having skills which would help the provinces meet the shortage.

Recently, the Ontario province has made revisions to the minimum score under Human Capital Priorities Stream. It will enable the above province to search, Express Entry system of Federal government for candidates who are eligible for economic immigration.

Express Entry(EE) eligible candidates are offered score through Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS), it ranks their position.

The Ontario province has stated that the minimum CRS score needed would not be 400 instead it would be left to the director in charge for Ontario Nominee Immigration Program (OINP).

The director would be considering numerous factors which include economic priorities of the province and labour market needs while deciding as to how much the minimum score should be. For EE Candidates having an employment offer in the Ontario province, the score fell to 350, for the most recent draw. The invitations got issued under Human Capital Priorities Stream.

The Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) helps the provinces to select eligible candidates to migrate to Canada on a permanent basis each year.

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