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'Job bank' will recruit foreign workers

posted Apr 21, 2012, 4:26 PM by Milorad Borota   [ updated Apr 21, 2012, 4:27 PM ]
Ottawa also aims to reduce use of foreigners in areas of high unemployment, Kenney says
By Peter O'Neil, Vancouver Sun March 31, 2012

The federal government plans to create a global "job bank" to bring in more skilled foreign workers, Immigration Minister Jason Kenney said Friday.

The job bank idea, modelled after New Zealand's immigration system, is a major departure that will take legislation and at least two years to implement, Kenney said.

Every application from a prospective skilled foreign worker will go into an online pool, and provincial governments and employers will have the ability to cherry-pick potential employees who will have their applications fast-tracked.

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