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For a healthy economy, Quebec needs able immigrants

posted Mar 18, 2012, 1:14 PM by Milorad Borota   [ updated Mar 18, 2012, 1:14 PM ]
By KATHLEEN WEIL, The Gazette February 16, 2012 Montreal Gazette

In the short term, faced with a projected record number of retirements, we are increasingly turning to immigrants to fill the employment gap. According to Emploi-Québec, 730,000 positions will have to be filled by 2015, and the prediction is that 16 per cent of those jobs will be filled by immigrants. That number jumps to 1.4 million jobs in 2020, with 17 per cent of these jobs to be filled by immigrants.

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