VisaFirst.com, leading migration agents say that Leitrim farmers are being called upon to fill employment opportunites throughout Canada.
The visa specialists say that many Canadian provinces are even willing to give permanent residency to farmers who are willing to buy land or buy into an existing farming business and set up shop in Canada.
A Western Canadian delegation visited ireland at the beginning of the month on a recruitment drive, looking for an Irish workforce to fill thousands of vacancies in welding, carpentry, plumbing, plant machinery drivers, diesel mechanics, and many more.
VisaFirst.com say that the demand is now so great for certain skills that Canada is competing with Australia for an Irish workforce.
Edwina Shanahan, migration expert with www.visafirst.com commented, “I would estimate that 6000 Canadian work permits will be granted to Irish skilled professionals this year matching the Australian demand for Irish skilled workforce.
Currently, we are seeing a run on Irish workers as Australian and Canadian employers compete for the Irish skilled workforce. This news will be of interest to many people in Leitrim – whether they are farmers truck mechanics, logistics professionals or any of the other trades that are listed as being high demand in Canada at present”.
However VisaFirst.com say that the cap has been reached for 11 occupations to be considered for skilled migration visa applications this year in Canada, they include Restaurant and Food Service Managers, Professional Occupations in Business Services to Management, Biologists and Related Scientists, Architects, specialist Physicians, General Practitioners and Family Physician, Dentists, Pharmacists, Registered Nurses, Licensed Practical Nurses, Social Workers.
Work permits take approximately 2 months to organise. Permanent migration visas are available to most trades without job offers.