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Foreign workers staying in Alberta

posted May 14, 2011, 12:09 PM by Milorad Borota   [ updated May 14, 2011, 12:13 PM ]
Sean Myers, Calgary Herald
Published: Saturday, May 14, 2011

More immigrants are moving to Alberta than ever before and the vast majority are staying, according to a new immigration progress report by the province.

Alberta attracted 120,000 new immigrants over the past five years, rising from 20,716 in 2006 to 32,640 last year. And 85 per cent of those arrivals choose to plant roots here, compared with a retention rate of about 75 per cent in 2005.

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