Need for immigration overstated

By Martin Collacott
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 03/25/2003

In its release of 2001 Census data last month, Statistics Canada reported a growing reliance on immigration as a source of skills and knowledge. The covering statement goes on to note recent immigrants represent 70 per cent of total labour force growth over the past decade and could account for virtually all labour force growth by 2011. The implied message for Canadians is clear: without significant immigration, Canada’s economy cannot grow. (See the March 10 issue of

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