Delivering a solution for skills shortagesCanada's record in integrating immigrants into the labour market is abysmalBy Lynne Sullivan07/12/2004|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 07/12/2004 In Canada these days, getting a family doctor is no easy task. Doctors, specialists, physiotherapists and nurses are in short supply. Recruiters in many other industries are also gearing up for a skills shortage. However, the situation is not as dire as it seems. There are many trained professionals who could fill the roles that need to be filled. Unfortunately many of them — trained health-care workers, IT professionals, accountants, tool-and-die makers — are currently delivering pizzas, driving taxis, working in low-paying jobs that don’t make use of their skills. Others are doing volunteer work to get Canadian experience.To solve the skills shortage, they need to be redeployed to the jobs they are trained for, and where they are most needed. HR professionals can play a key role in making that happen. To Read the Full Story, Subscribe or Sign In Remember Me Forgot Password If you are a current Subscriber, please click here to set-up or update your login information.