Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Sooper Sekrit Info

The government here has various programs regarding immigration and who they want to come to the country. One of those programs is for skilled workers. My Google-something-for-a-minute-and-claim-it's-a-comprehensive-search diligence having been completed, here's a list of professions being targeted that doesn't seem to appear on the government's immigration site:



These all may change of course - this list comes prior to a lot of potential changes and it's 2012 and 2011 was SO LONG AGO - but it interests me to see what the government thinks we need. My own impression was that we were somewhat snootier and imported lots of experts just to fuck them on the labour market, but what's on the list isn't especially egghead-oriented. (While I feel we are blessed in Vancouver, I take no issue whatsoever with the importation of talented foreign cooks and chefs.) Here's a very boring evaluation of the program so far.

Looking for work?

21 comments:

Big Bad Bald Bastard said...

Any job openings for "bad mofos"?

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

I volunteer to be a related machine operator!
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tigris said...

Oh hell, I can only operate egrets and herons.

zombie rotten mcdonald said...

Looking for work?

Yes, but I don't know how to design igloos.

vacuumslayer said...

Hey, not cool trying to poach our great cooks. You leave them alone, Canuck.

I can't help but notice there are no "Sexy" professions here. No Sexy Plumbers. No Sexy Pharmacists. I'm confused because I'm pretty sure all those jobs are Sexy. At least in late October.

WHAT DOES CANADA HAVE AGAINST SEXINESS?

Another Kiwi said...

Drillers and Blasters, ma'am

tigris said...

I'm pretty sure all those jobs are Sexy. At least in late October.

October? Already in parkas.

Substance McGravitas said...

WHAT DOES CANADA HAVE AGAINST SEXINESS?

It's very anti-snowsuit.

TruculentandUnreliable said...

"Professional Occupations in Business Services to Management"?

We have a surplus of these. Take them, please.

M. Bouffant said...

Looking for work?

No fucking way. It almost killed me last time I tried it.

Rachel said...

I thought it said "License Plate N..." - hey, I could do that!!!! Thought you had to be in prison but - oh.

Smut Clyde said...

Oh hell, I can only operate egrets
tigris n'egrette rien.

What *kind* of psychologist? Clinical or academic?
I cannot see "librarian" or "typesetter" or "printer" or "proofreader" on the list, though the latter skill is undervalued practically *everywhere* in the world. No sign of the Unpleasant Profession of Herr Doktor Bimler, either.

fish said...

Great, invite all the biologists in and watch them Fight Club over the $5 (Canadian) in total research grant money.

El Manquécito said...

While I could probably pass in a few of the categories it is somehow expected that my primary occupation recently, Primary Production Manager (Agricultural) is specifically banned. And they don't even have to mention acoustic bass playing, nobody wants that.

At least I can cook.

Substance McGravitas said...

Drillers and Blasters

Golly I hope the Americans don't notice we're importing people who blow stuff up.

I cannot see "librarian" or "typesetter" or "printer" or "proofreader" on the list, though the latter skill is undervalued practically *everywhere* in the world.

Surely instead of "though the" you meant to type "because the".

vacuumslayer said...

Oh look. Vancouver has at least one sexy zombie.

Smut Clyde said...

I have some foteaux from the 2010 Vancouver Zombie Walk, VS.

Substance McGravitas said...

Flickr has a whole bunch of zombie photos from Vancouver. We do have a pretty large cemetery in the middle of town.

vacuumslayer said...

Oh wow. I'm amazed at how good these laypeople are at doing their make-up. How NEAT

Substance McGravitas said...

Two cheats: there are a LOT of film people around, which makes some areas just awesome at Hallowe'en.

Also The Man has recognized that people will spend, so makeup folks come down and do makeup for charity. Those are generally the walkup folks though, and not the enthusiasts.

vacuumslayer said...

You shoulda kept that stuff secret. I was so impressed.

I mean, without zombies, what does Vancouver have to offer, anyway. DO NOT MENTION THE FOOD.