Pilot project allows for increased allocations for foreign workers in the foodservices industry.
Edmonton, AB, Canada (September 17, 2013) — Actyl Group, a leading recruiter for the Canadian labor market, has announced that it will help businesses and organizations make the most out of recent changes to the Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program (AINP).
The changes, which come as part of the Foodservices Industry Pilot Project, include increasing the foreign worker allocation limit per restaurant location until November 28, 2013. Actyl Group is ready to leverage its expertise in this area to help companies complete the proper documentation to take advantage of the pilot project.
“This is a big opportunity for foodservice companies to find, recruit and hire dependable, skilled foreign workers for their restaurant locations-but you have to act fast,” said Dr. Linda West, president of Actyl Group. “This program is only available until late November, and it takes some time to fill out and submit the necessary paperwork. The team at Actyl Group is happy to assist with this complex process.”
As part of the pilot project, foodservice industry employers may apply for at least one candidate per each restaurant location, and up to 20 percent of the location’s current workforce. For example, if a restaurant currently has 25 employees, it may nominate as many as five foreign workers. If 20 percent of the current workforce results in a partial figure, it will be rounded up to the next highest full number.
The pilot is open to employers that are both new to hiring foreign workers and those that have been approved for AINP in the past, although the positions must be full time and fall under the categories of food and beverage server, food counter attendant or kitchen helper.
In addition to the Foodservices Industry Pilot Project, AINP’s 2013 Hotel and Lodging Additional Allocation Initiative has temporarily removed this year’s per-location allocation limit for front desk clerks, food and beverage servers and room attendants. Until the end of the year, employers may apply for as many foreign candidates as they need in these three areas.
“The labor shortage in western Canada has many employers looking to other countries to fill needed positions,” said West. “This is a great effort being made through AINP, and one that will help boost the economy of Alberta and the rest of the country.”
Actyl Group, with offices in Edmonton, Winnipeg, Regina and Calgary, offers international workforce solutions that help its clients resolve difficult human resources issues and find highly qualified workers from across the globe. To learn more about the company and the services it offers businesses and organizations, visit http://www.actyl.com.
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