Foreign workers have played an increasingly important role in the Canadian labour market in recent years. Nearly 470,000 foreign nationals have moved to Canada for work in 2019, compared to 340,000 in 2017 and 390,000 in 2018. The urgency and need of engaging the migrant workforce in Canada lay down to the labour shortage in Quebec and the rest of Canada. Local businesses are striving to employ newcomers both with low-skill and high-skill profiles.
Thousands of Canadian employers, training organizations, associations, certification programs, and workforce development initiatives face the problem of standardizing professional experience and work descriptions for foreign employees. Finding the right occupation might be crucial in transferring their trade skills into the employment market as well as immigration streams.
Employment verification is a crucial step required in many situations such as evaluating potential recruits or making appropriate salary offers. However, it is more and more frequently requested by the applicants themselves, whether they transfer their professional skills into a new industry or, perhaps, a new territorial region.
Employment verifications and equalization can delay a background check by days, or even weeks. Contacting employers to verify information can be one of the biggest bottlenecks in this process.
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