Canada's current immigration levels would rise 40 per cent within five years under a plan that will soon be presented to the federal cabinet, The
Canadian Press has learned.
Prime Minister Paul Martin described immigration in a speech this week as key to Canada's economic success in an era defined by low birth rates, an
aging population and an ever-deepening shortage of skilled workers. His immigration minister will address that challenge by announcing the target by
Nov. 1 after consulting cabinet colleagues.
Begin Dulcimer Rage Here:
Economic growth is being hampered in places like Edmonton, Calgary and Fort McMurray because they can't fill jobs fast enough, Volpe said.
Rural communities in Atlantic Canada are dying and existing public services such as schools and hospitals are emptying for lack of use.
About 6,000 long-haul trucks are sitting empty in New Brunswick because there aren't enough truckers to fill the available spots, he said.
Volpe said he also heard that 5,000 skilled jobs needed to be filled in Saskatoon. In Abbotsford, B.C., the need was for 1,000 computer engineers for
graphic-and video-game design.
I really, really am at a loss for words at the shear amount of lies that have been spit here.
This one is just hilarious:
Volpe said he also heard that 5,000 skilled jobs needed to be filled in Saskatoon.
Does this person get their news from the royal canadian air farce? The population of Saskatoon is only above 200 thousand. 5000 jobs?
Seriously please tell me where the jobs are because I want to apply. I cant find a job here. I live 3 hours from Saskatoon. 5000 jobs? wow.
There is some truth here though, they cant fill the oil jobs fast enough (calgary etc). But those jobs suck away workers from near by saskatchewan.
Maybe thats why 5000 jobs are needed? or not?
Key in point, I cant find a job. Im not alone here. We need imigrants to do them? Hello? Tell this to the atlantic canadians that are pure out of luck
in the job market. Tell that to the dwindling prairies (where i am).
Of course he should know the stats.
From statistics canada Newfoundland and Labrador show a 16.2 increase increase in unemployment.
Saskatchewan shows an 11 percent increase in unemployment.
Of course Ontario is at a big fat ZERO increase Quebec is at a big ole 0.5 increase.
Go ahead, give the immigrants my job.