Focus immigration efforts on students, temporary workers: Study

Immigrants in Quebec and B.C. starting to do better than those in Ontario
||Last Updated: 01/29/2008

Canada needs to overhaul its immigration policy to favour younger candidates like foreign students and temporary workers, according to a new study.

One of the biggest barriers immigrants to Canada face is the inability to transfer foreign qualifications and work experience, but these are less of a barrier for younger immigrants and temporary foreign workers, according to the study by researchers at the Université de Montréal.

"There is a serious lack of consistency between the government policy of wanting to attract qualified new immigrants to the labour market, and the reality that confronts those immigrants when employers refuse to recognize their experience and qualifications," states the study.