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Ottawa: Immigrants need minimum language skills

posted Feb 10, 2012, 5:00 PM by Milorad Borota   [ updated Feb 10, 2012, 5:13 PM ]
January 28, 2012 - 4:35am By BILL GRAVELAND The Canadian Press

The evaluation by Immigration and Citizenship Canada says the majority of workers selected by the provinces are succeeding. More than 90 per cent declared employment earnings after one year in Canada and 70 per cent held a job in line with their skills.

But Immigration Minister Jason Kenney says there are problems. One is that less than one-quarter of nominees who moved to the Atlantic provinces stayed there compared with a 95 per cent rate in British Columbia.

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