Since the early 1980s, Canadas immigration selection policies have focussed on the principal applicants highest educational achievements and language skills, explicitly to ensure that immigrants would be suitable for employment and economically successful once they arrived.
Response to David Baxter column, February 17-23, 2004, Business in Vancouver
Is Canada facing a looming labour shortage? David Baxter, for one, seems to think we are and that without high levels of immigration Canada will be unable to support current levels of health care and social services.
Canada would do well to imitate the US tizzy. As the United States tries to figure out how terrorists got in and why those with clear terrorist connections weren't tracked, Canada ignores deeper problems on this side of the border.