June 15, 2018
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By being one of the first six to ratify and implement CPTPP, Canada will benefit from the initial rounds of tariff cuts.
Alberta Agriculture & Agri-Food immigration and labour options to fill proven job vacancies in rural areas
April 24, 2018
We are writing to express our concerns with respect to both the Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) and the Temporary Foreign Worker Program (TFWP). AILCA appreciates governmental efforts in securing new trade deals, however, detrimental impacts of recent TFWP and Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) changes are making the agriculture and agri-food trade targets set in Budget 2017 unachievable. Current orders are increasingly difficult, and expansion is out of reach for many producers and processors.
There continues to be a vast disconnect between industry needs and the federal government’s approach to addressing economic demands in the Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) process, as well as the disconnect between the TFWP and requirements imposed on the PNPs. Alberta producers and processors are encountering the following issues outlined in this letter.
March 14, 2018
The IBA applauds this pivotal progress as the CPTPP incorporates the market access provisions of the TPP. The CPTPP members of the IBA will continue to work with their respective governments to support their efforts to bring the new agreement into effect.