Immigration a risky business for newcomers

Demographics dictate that without a steady influx of immigrants, Canada's population will decline. Unless they locate outside the main urban centres, rural communities across the country will shrink and some may disappear. Moreover, maintaining employment growth requires a significant proportion of newcomers to be economically active in a broad range of occupations and at levels commensurate with their credentials and experience.

Katrina Murray
Published: Wednesday, 09/08/2010 12:00 am EDT

Demographics dictate that without a steady influx of immigrants, Canada's population will decline. Unless they locate outside the main urban centres, rural communities across the country will shrink and some may disappear. Moreover, maintaining employment growth requires a significant proportion of newcomers to be economically active in a broad range of occupations and at levels commensurate with their credentials and experience.

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