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Immigration target hits 25-year high; New safety rules in Manitoba; New stat holiday in Saskatchewan, not in Nova Scotia; Ontario to protect government whistle-blowers; Ontario, Ottawa at odds over retired bureaucrats drug costs; Federal bureaucracy urged to ease short-term hiring; Federal bureaucracy urged to ease short-term hiring; Compassionate care rules eased in B.C.
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 11/16/2006

Immigration target hits 25-year high

Ottawa — The federal government has increased its annual immigration target to between 240,000 and 265,000 in 2007, the highest level in 25 years. Canada accepted 262,236 immigrants in 2005, higher than targeted. It’s also on track to accept the high end of this year’s target of 225,000 to 255,000 immigrants. About 60 per cent of 2005 newcomers were economic immigrants and their dependants, while the remaining 40 per cent arrived via the family reunification or refugee program.

New safety rules in Manitoba