There are fourteen recommendations put forward by the party on this issue, which are summarized at the Ontario PC Party website.
The 14 recommendations focus on three broad categories: speeding up the process, helping newcomers once they have arrived and integrating them into our workforce. Some of these recommendations include:
- Building a really useful, cutting edge web portal that provides accurate credentialing information and opportunities for potential immigrants before they move to Canada. The same portal could and should deliver courses to help people Canadianize their credentials.
- Expand the Ontario Student Assistance Program to make loans available for new Canadians bridging or upgrading their training.
- Provide more supports for ESL training – to lower the language barriers that stand in the way of so many new Canadians’ success.
- Use the platform of TVO to provide effective general language, training and integration information to help new immigrants to adjust to Canada. Training materials produced by TVO would be available on-line to people waiting to come to Canada.
- Leverage on our existing system of colleges and universities and support them in providing training opportunities overseas.
- Expand bridging, mentoring and work experience programs for new Canadians by including more small and medium sized businesses. These programs must be attractive, accessible and affordable for smaller enterprises.
Once again, the Progressive Conservative Party of Ontario puts together a well thought out policy, after consultations with groups affected.canada, immigration, john tory, politics, progressive conservative party