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Immigrants will fuel growth until 2015

posted Mar 18, 2012, 4:19 PM by Milorad Borota   [ updated Mar 18, 2012, 4:19 PM ]
By Ray Turchansky And Melanie Collison, Edmonton Journal March 7, 2012

Only a few years after Canadians were warned of a mass exodus of educated workers to the United States and countries farther afield, a "reverse brain drain" is starting to hit Western Canada in particular.

Amid soaring unemployment rates elsewhere in the wake of a global recession, Alberta faces labour shortages pegged at 77,000 in 2019 by Ernst & Young and 114,278 in 2021 by the government of Alberta. The result is three avenues of incoming workers - from overseas, the U.S., and the eastern provinces.

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