In an effort to stimulate their economy, Fort St. John, a city in north eastern British Colombia, has introduced a new operation to bring in skilled immigrants for a pilot program. The program requires skilled electricians and welders as well as other new positions that are currently in the planning process. The federal and provincial government has already approved the project and Fort St. John will be one of the first communities to offer the program.
One of the major obstacles preventing programs requiring skilled immigrants in BC was the consistency of hours due to the large role that oil and gas industry plays on the economy and other businesses. The new pilot program displays a keen effort in the government trying to secure stable jobs for immigrants.
The program is currently in the planning stages, once all the details have been worked out, it will be released to the public.