News Briefs – Canadian Minister calls for more help for immigrants

CIC News
Published: May 1, 2003

Finance Minister Paul Martin, a strong leader in the bid for the next Prime Minister position, has suggested that Canada must do more to bring qualified immigrants to Canada, and to ensure that they are more easily able to obtain the necessary qualifications to practise their professions.

Speculation is that this may hint at yet another overhaul of the immigration system.

Immigration Minister points to shortage

Current immigration Minister Denis Coderre said, on May 3rd, that Canada is facing a shortage of one million workers over the next 5 years. Despite the implementation of a recent selection system that is considered by some to be harsh, the Minister suggested that the path for skilled workers should be made easier.

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