June 17, 2013
Western Provinces Looking to Lift Cap on Immigration
Leaders of western provinces in Canada are looking to lift the cap on immigration that is adding to the shortages of skilled labour. Manitoba aims to bring in 75,000 immigrants to the province over the course of the next eight years, but will be unable to reach this goal due to the current cap on the number of immigrants who can enter under the Provincial Nominee Program.
The current shortage of skilled labour comes now as baby boomers begin to retire.
This issue was discussed today at the Western Premiers’ Conference the issue concerning ways to help unemployed Canadians more easily gain access to federal programs that will help upgrade their skills.
Click here for more information on the Provincial Nominee Program.