Recruitment & Staffing briefs (April 22, 2002)

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|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 05/27/2002

IMMIGRATION RULES BAD FOR RECRUITMENT

Ottawa

— Canada’s immigration rules must be changed to make it easier for employers to recruit highly skilled people from other countries, says the Canadian Advanced Technology Alliance. The proposed rules are meant to bring more skilled workers to the country, but CATA claims a 23-year old, English-speaking, engineering graduate from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, could not pass the new immigration test. He would only get a mark of 61 according to the new eligibility criteria and a mark of 80 is needed.