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Ottawa’s 2014 immigration plan focuses on economic class

Canada is set to launch its “Expression of Interest” System to let employers cherry-pick skilled immigrants from a pool of pre-screened candidates.

Commentary: The CHBA supports the federal government in providing multiple ways for sectors experiencing skilled labour shortages to access desperately needed labour. New home builders, developers and renovators will benefit more from programs that work directly with employers.

The Hon. Chris Alexander discussed the new federal system in an October 24 joint meeting with the CHBA Urban Council and National Education and Training Advisory Committee. Members commented on the need to be able to turn temporary workers into permanent residents.

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Source: Toronto Star