N.B., Alberta Poaching Toronto’s Skilled Immigrants

The Sudbury Star

By Tom Godfrey

Toronto — Recruiters from Alberta and New Brunswick are in Toronto to hire hundreds of new immigrants and other workers for jobs in the booming oil, hi-tech and construction industries.

Hundreds of members of Toronto’s Vietnamese, Korean, Polish, Ukrainian and other European communities who are experienced and looking for stable work outside Ontario will be meeting with the recruiters who were in town until Sunday.

“We decided to look at new Canadians who we feel are now under-employed,” said Albert Girard, of Enterprise Greater Moncton. “We have companies coming to us looking for workers.”

He said there are about 300 to 400 skilled jobs available in Moncton, N.B., for engineers, software designers and information technology and health-care workers.

“We are offering them a stable job and a change of lifestyle,” Girard said on Thursday. “We have a good standard of living and a great quality of life.”

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