April 13, 2015
The Honourable Pierre Poilievre, Minister of Employment and Social Development, pledged to carefully study the Panel’s recommendations, which include the need to:
- require each regulated occupation to develop a single national standard and point of contact and insist that skilled immigrants take the initiative to have their qualifications assessed prior to arriving in Canada;
- develop a broader strategy for alternative careers, with a more prominent role for regulators, that will support newcomers as part of the licensing process;
- produce better, more coordinated labour market information targeted at newcomers; and
- create a sense of shared responsibility among all stakeholders for helping immigrants find jobs that match their skills, with a focus on engaging employers.