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With Canada’s new immigration policy and economic action plan, the Canadian government opened again the Federal Skilled Worker Program which comes with a new list of open jobs.
The list is obviously showing that Canada is now in need of ECE or Early Childhood Educators, and ECA or Early Childhood Assistants.
For interested applicants, you must have a minimum continuous experience of one year and full-time work experience of any related job to early childhood educator and assistant, a letter of confirmation or certificate from your employer that you are working in a childcare facility or school. Then, you are qualified to apply in the Federal Skilled Worker Program.
The good thing about this program is that it doesn’t only help you but it also helps your family become permanent residents of Canada.
ECE’s or Early Childhood Educators include pre-school teachers, day care teachers and workers, childcare workers, nursery teachers, childcare supervisors, childcare consultants, childcare practitioners, and daycare supervisors.
Michigan is one of the states in the US that suffered in the economy downfall in 2008. They lost a lot of skilled workers that caused their current economy to struggle.
Last month, the State of Michigan was challenge by Gov. Snyder. He was citing the labor shortage at the Mackinac Policy Conference, he said “The place that does this the best over the next few years will have a strategic economic advantage,”.
Gov. Rick Snyder pointed out programs that will help Michigan in this critical challenge. He cited programs like Michigan Advanced Technician Training where businesses and employers from the city of Michigan pay for tuition for new employees that could rotate in having a degree to working cycle.
Snyder’s move could be a big help with the state’s economy but according to economy experts, this “skill gap” (which they call it) could not be helped with any skill or degree programs that they are trying to work on.
The downfall of economy cost the state of Michigan 800,000 jobs. Unemployment rate rose to 14.2% in 2009 but gradually falling to 7.4% this year. According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, 4.5 million vacancies were listed as of April 2014.
Sectors with job vacancies include:
Business/Professional Services – 800,000
Food/Bars/Restaurants – 600,000
Health Care – 600,000
Manufacturing/Factories – 272,000
Construction – 94,000
Among other jobs that are open or expected to be in demand in years ahead:
The jobs or sectors that are going to be in-demand in the coming years include engineers, truck drivers, construction workers, and nurses.
There are many engineering firms that are looking for engineers this month with vacancies reaching up to 4,500. Skilled engineers in the wireless and automotive industry could be the perfect qualification for this.
The demand of truck drivers is actually skyrocketing and it is also expected to double or even triple in the next 5 years. Applications from trucking firms were reportedly falling from 5 applications a week to two a month. A freight company in the state claimed that they could hire more drivers if they qualified.
The demand of nurses is also growing and is expected to grow by up to 3.5 million in the next 5 years. According to Michigan Center for Nursing, the health care sector in the state will soon lose a huge number as nurses currently registered working in the hospitals are closing in to retirement. This will allow the state to demand and hire more new registered nurses.
Economists claimed that by 2025, the West Michigan alone will be needing 38,000 workers with a 4-year college degree.