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Sunday, August 29, 2010

Canada needs immigrants as boomers retire

Glen Hodgson, author of “Canada’s Future Labour Market: Immigrants to the Rescue?” published in the July-August issue of Policy Options ( is senior vice-president and chief economist at the Conference Board of Canada. In an opinion piece for The Toronto Star, he wrote:

"The baby boom generation in Canada is about to start retiring in growing numbers. Who will replace the boomers in the workplace? The answer, increasingly, will need to be more immigrants."

Glen makes a strong case for improved immigration opportunities in Canada as being critical for the sustained economic growth of the country.

Read the entire article here

1 comment:

  1. The problem with the "bring immigrants to fill the boomers holes" theory is that most employers may not want them... "Because the lack of canadian experience", "Because they do not have Sec Clearance", "Because..." and you know... All those things made up by employers when they do not want to hire newcomers.