Alberta Government Initiative Ban Hiring Foreign Workers in 29 High-Skilled Jobs

Alberta Ban Hiring Foreign Workers in 29 Job Categories: Contact Immigration Lawyer Evelyn Ackah

The Employer Liaison Service announced on April 19 is a 2-year pilot program that identified 29 jobs that cannot be filled by foreign workers, and will direct employers to the new service. The program is being watched across Canada, and will be evaluated quarterly and adjusted as needed, with the potential to be expanded across Canada.

The 29 job categories included in the “refusal to process” ban hiring foreign workers list under the TFWP (Temporary Foreign Worker Program) are skilled trades considered high-wage occupations including:

  • civil and mechanical engineers
  • plumbers
  • electricians
  • carpenters
  • construction millwrights
  • heavy equipment mechanics

Learn more here. 

Evelyn Ackah, founder and managing lawyer at Ackah Business Immigration Law, is at the forefront of legal and policy immigration developments to ensure her clients are fully compliant with the latest regulatory and policy changes, and that they understand the nuances and impacts of these changes to their business and their people. Evelyn Ackah is one of Canada’s most reputable, professional and proven immigration lawyers, and immigration specialist and expert in business immigration law who is sought-after for her client-focused services, immigration expertise and results-driven approach to immigration law.

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