Have you ever considered bringing in skilled workers from abroad?
Think about it… you as an entrepreneur can’t find the people you need at home, so the next logical step is to seek help elsewhere. If overcoming the labor shortage and growing your business is something you care about, immigration and foreign worker programs are things you NEED to consider. And the sooner, the better.
A surprising fact here in Canada is that our current demographic modeling shows that by early 2030, our population growth will grind to a halt and large-scale immigration is likely the only way to fix that problem. Therefore, bringing in foreign help is quickly becoming NOT optional, and this applies to individual businesses and the economy as a whole.
If done correctly, recruiting and integrating foreign workers into your business and community is a win/win. And it's something that you, the evolving contractor, need to have on your radar.
Our guest on Episode 50 of Contractor Evolution is Brooke Finlay, Managing Partner of Whistler Immigration. Brooke is an entrepreneur and a Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultant. She and her team, help over 200 clients a year navigate the immigration process. Her firm connects business owners in construction and trades with the international talent and human capital they desperately need.
Quick caveat. Brooke’s firm services Canada only (except Quebec). This conversation and the trends we discuss are still super relevant for our many American listeners, but we would advise you to find a local immigration consultant.
By the end of this episode, you will discover: -
Why the need to bring in help from abroad exists in the first place
- The viability of using immigration as a tool to keep up with your recruiting needs
- What you, as the employer, are responsible for when bringing in a foreign worker
- How much does it cost to bring in foreign labor
- The pros and cons of bringing in foreign workers
- Success stories of contractors who have brought in foreign workers