Minister of Immigration and Citizenship: Immigrants are Canada’s ticket to economic growth

February 19, 2011 § Leave a comment

Canada’s growing reliance on newcomers is increasingly turning to temporary foreign workers — “guest workers” — rather than new immigrants and future citizens to propel growth. Labour market shortages will grow in the coming years, as boomers retire in record numbers. Temporary foreign work permits are issued to meet the needs of employers who, ostensibly, face labour shortages that cannot be addressed by Canadian workers. This process is not based on quotas. In principle and practice, there are no upper limits. These workers are brought into Canada as, essentially, the guests of the employer. In 2010, Canada allowed 182,322 temporary foreign workers to enter Canada to meet employers’ needs. This is the second-highest number on record, the highest being in 2008. The highest demand for temporary foreign workers stems from the fastest growing economies in Canada: Alberta and Saskatchewan. (globe & mail)

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