BC PNP tourism program

Old Feb 18th 2008, 10:19 am
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I just received this information from Tourism BC. It may be of some help to someone so I thought I would post it.


British Columbia has launched a two-year pilot project aimed at foreign
workers to help offset serious labour shortages in the tourism and
hospitality industries.

The entry-level and semi-skilled pilot project under the B.C. Provincial
Nominee Program will help these industries retain workers that they recruit
internationally through expedited access for permanent residency. Spouses
and dependents of nominees are also eligible for permanent residence under
the program.

The pilot, which has already begun, is open to eligible employers in the
tourism and hospitality industries, and to temporary foreign workers in
entry level and semi-skilled occupations who have been employed by their
B.C. employer for at least nine months.

Criteria for the pilot project will ensure that workers have the ability to
establish themselves successfully in B.C., and that employers will offer
good employment prospects and working conditions.

Occupations eligible for the pilot include high-demand service occupations
such as food and beverage servers, tour guides, hotel front desk clerks,
food counter attendants, kitchen helpers and housekeepers.

The B.C. Provincial Nominee Program will closely monitor compliance and
employee retention, and will undertake a comprehensive review of the pilot
project prior to its initial expiry.

Visit the PNP website for more information: www.pnp.gov.bc.ca
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Originally Posted by BC Hopefuls
I just received this information from Tourism BC. It may be of some help to someone so I thought I would post it.


British Columbia has launched a two-year pilot project aimed at foreign
workers to help offset serious labour shortages in the tourism and
hospitality industries.

The entry-level and semi-skilled pilot project under the B.C. Provincial
Nominee Program will help these industries retain workers that they recruit
internationally through expedited access for permanent residency. Spouses
and dependents of nominees are also eligible for permanent residence under
the program.

The pilot, which has already begun, is open to eligible employers in the
tourism and hospitality industries, and to temporary foreign workers in
entry level and semi-skilled occupations who have been employed by their
B.C. employer for at least nine months.

Criteria for the pilot project will ensure that workers have the ability to
establish themselves successfully in B.C., and that employers will offer
good employment prospects and working conditions.

Occupations eligible for the pilot include high-demand service occupations
such as food and beverage servers, tour guides, hotel front desk clerks,
food counter attendants, kitchen helpers and housekeepers.

The B.C. Provincial Nominee Program will closely monitor compliance and
employee retention, and will undertake a comprehensive review of the pilot
project prior to its initial expiry.

Visit the PNP website for more information: www.pnp.gov.bc.ca
Helps employers keep the minimum wage down, when locals are hard to find.
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Helps employers keep the minimum wage down, when locals are hard to find.
Ain't that the truth. This legislature is aimed at the likes of Whistler where the wages are low for the seasonal workers and the cost of accommodation very high.
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Ain't that the truth. This legislature is aimed at the likes of Whistler where the wages are low for the seasonal workers and the cost of accommodation very high.
The problem they have here in Whistler is the lack of accommodation for said low paid workers. Loads of "seasonal" workers have had no problems finding a job but finding somewhere to stay has proved more difficult and so they have left to go back home. This then causes its own problems; for example, in the hotel I'm working at we're having trouble recruiting housekeeping and front desk staff.

They really need to sort out this situation before the Olympics because if there's nowhere to live it won't matter if there's a PNP tourism program or not.

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Hi Zoe,

I know of a front desk clerk who would be very happy at the prospect of working in and immigrating to BC. Could I forward her resume on to you?

Thanks a stack.
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So "food and beverage servers" who "they recruit
internationally" will have "expedited access for permanent residency"?

It's thought food servers with PhDs in Waiterology will be even faster-tracked.

So all those guys with serious engineering qualifications waiting 4 years for a Canadian visa the answer is simple: become a waiter.
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