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Canada's pattern of immigration spreads east and west

posted Mar 18, 2012, 2:47 PM by Milorad Borota   [ updated Mar 18, 2012, 2:47 PM ]
david campbell Globe and Mail Blog
Posted on Friday, February 24, 2012 1:18PM EST

A metal fabrication business in northern New Brunswick is bringing in workers from Eastern Europe to assemble heating and ventilation systems. A food manufacturing company in a small rural community in the province has been attracting Romanians to work at its plant since the mid-2000s. A national coffee shop chain is recruiting for bilingual (French and English) workers for its stores in the Moncton region.

Immigration into Canada is nothing new. There are now more than seven million first generation immigrants in the country and some four million of them have come to Canada in the past 20 years.

What is rapidly changing is the distribution of new immigrants within Canada.

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