Use ’em or lose ’em (Editorial)

Employers need to make better use of skilled immigrants
By John Hobel
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 02/27/2006

Last year Selladurai Premakumaran of Edmonton unsuccessfully sued the federal government for $2.1 million for mental anguish and relocation expenses alleging immigration forms and ads misled him and his wife into believing they would easily find professional employment in Canada. They emigrated from the United Kingdom eight years ago where he was an accountant and she was a senior administrator. In Alberta they clean offices.

This month 250 Torontonians of Chinese descent filled a restaurant to hear about job opportunities in China. A delegation of 24 Chinese business people is visiting Toronto, Ottawa and Vancouver to recruit skilled professionals.

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