Toronto drafts plan to avert labour shortages

Canada's largest city opposes federal plans to steer immigrants away
By David Brown
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 10/29/2003

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oronto isn't going to give up its skilled immigrant workers without a fight.

In recent months the federal government has made it clear it wants more of Canada’s skilled immigrants to work outside Toronto, Montreal and Vancouver. But Toronto city council agreed last month to resist any federal initiatives to steer immigrants away from the city. The council voted to accept a number of recommendations addressing impending labour shortages in the city.