50 per cent immigration boost makes ‘complete sense,’ says expert

By Monique Scotti, Global News

The Canadian government should be bringing in more skilled immigrants if it hopes to grow the economy in the coming decades, a new report suggests, and at least one expert says that strategy makes “complete sense.”

Canada definitely has the capacity to welcome 50 per cent more new arrivals in the timeline suggested, Aiken said, and such an increase may be the only way to ward off serious economic problems looming on the horizon.

What will be critical, she cautioned, is ensuring an increase in services for the new immigrants at the federal, provincial and especially municipal level to help them find employment and integrate into their communities.

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