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Immigration reform will prevent unemployment 'cycle,' Kenney vows

posted Apr 20, 2012, 8:23 PM by Milorad Borota   [ updated Apr 20, 2012, 8:23 PM ]
By Tristin Hopper, Postmedia News March 19, 2012 Edmonton Journal

TORONTO — By targeting younger and more language-proficient immigrants, a "transformational" package of immigration reforms promises to end the "vicious circle of unemployment" for newcomers, says Citizenship and Immigration Minister Jason Kenney.

"For too long the story of immigration to Canada has been summed up by the frustration of the highly trained professional who arrived with the expectation of being able to work at his or her skill level," he said, addressing the Canadian Club of Toronto on Monday.

"We're going to stop this practice of inviting highly trained people to come to Canada if they don't have jobs or they're not likely to succeed in the labour market."

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