CLBC Handbook - Immigration & Skill Shortages
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This handbook is about the role of immigration in meeting the national skills challenge facing Canada. It draws attention to the factors affecting successful integration and utilization of immigrant skills, and to critical aspects of Canada's immigration policies and practices.
As a reference tool designed for a wide-ranging stakeholder audience, the CLBC Handbook on Immigration and Skill Shortages seeks to draw attention to the factors affecting successful integration and utilization of immigrant skills, and to those aspects of Canada's immigration policies and practices that deserve greater attention if we are to meet the human resource and economic development challenges ahead.
The authors suggest that this handbook is about the role of immigration in meeting the national skills challenge facing Canada. What is the skills challenge? It is ensuring that Canada's standard of living and future opportunities for economic success and prosperity are not jeopardized by a lack of needed skills, or limited by the inability of individuals to put skills to use. It's about individual Canadians being equipped with the right skills, and having the resources and capacities to expand and update skills on an on-going basis. The handbook is organized into 4 sections (each of the following sections is also available to be downloaded individually - Adobe Acrobat PDF format):
- Preface (PDF, 66 KB)
- Section A - Trends in Immigration (PDF, 749 KB)
- Section B - Immigration as a Source of Skills (PDF, 590 KB)
- Section C - Labour Market Integration: Issues and Challenges for New Immigrants (PDF, 834 KB)
- This handbook is available for download in Adobe Acrobat PDF format (2.2 MB, 36 pages).