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The federal government has committed to increasing the number of immigrants to 350,000 annually by 2021.

Opinion: We need to welcome our new Canadian neighbours

To fill the tens of thousands of jobs in agriculture, we must make the sector more attractive to immigrants

As agriculture faces acute shortages of people at every level, it is a good time to talk about the value in immigration. The federal government has committed to increasing the number of immigrants to 350,000 annually by 2021. What does that mean for Canada? The majority of immigrants currently come from three countries: China, India […] Read more

Agriculture foreign workers get new path to residency

Updated, July 15 — The federal government has announced a pilot program that will make it easier for farms and food companies to maintain workers they recruit from around the world. Ahmed Hussen, minister for immigration, refugees and citizenship, announced the program Friday at Maple Leaf Foods in Mississauga. Why it matters: There’s a labour […] Read more



Abrupt change in rules for temporary foreign workers is wrong

Thousands of hardworking and dedicated people have been cut adrift because of changes to the Temporary Foreign Workers Program

In Alberta, the shortage of workers is so critical that experts estimate the province will be 96,000 persons short by 2023. With unemployment at 4.7 per cent (and well under four per cent per cent in some regions), the situation is warrants attention. At that rate Alberta dips into a demographic that should not be […] Read more