"We're looking for an economic match," said Citizenship and Immigration Minister Chris Alexander in an interview with CBC News.
Alexander is currently working to build an "expression of interest" system to manage applications for immigration to Canada. We're moving from a passive system to a proactive system.
We're moving from a system based on processing whatever applications showed up, to a system focused on recruitment of the people that we know we need," Alexander said on Jan. First, prospective immigrants would apply to express their interest in coming to Canada.
In doing so, they would answer a series of questions about their professional skills, their education, languages spoken, etc.
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As of the end of April, nonfarm employers reported more than 6 million job openings, according to seasonally adjusted data from the government’s Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey (known as JOLTS). In July 2009, just past the trough of the Great Recession, employers reported fewer than 2.2 million job openings, the lowest total since the Bureau of Labor Statistics began collecting JOLTS data in 2000.
Although there are still more people without jobs than there are job openings – about 6.9 million people reported being unemployed in May – the monthly estimate of open positions has been above 5.5 million for all but one month since the start of 2016, a sign of the U. Another way of looking at the vacancies data is the job openings rate, which is calculated by dividing the total number of openings by the sum of total employment and openings.
In the second stage, Alexander said, those applicants would see their skills matched with labour needs identified by the provinces and territories, as well as employers.
That means provincial governments and employers alike would have access to the pool of applications — in essence, an "employment database" that did not exist before.
Be surgically precise about the credentials you would like to put forward and revise until you get it right.
As in the case of selfies, resumes need to be tailored to the job you have in mind.
"We will share it with employers in a way that protects privacy," Alexander said.