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Hope in disappointing Canada jobs report

posted Sep 15, 2011, 10:22 AM by Milorad Borota
Bill Mann's Canada  Sept. 13, 2011, 12:01 a.m. EDT MarketWatch

Alberta’s Energy Minister Ronald Liepert said in New York last week that Canada’s oil-sands industry is facing a job shortage of 75,000 positions, and he wants to make it easier for unemployed American construction workers to come to that oil-rich province to work. Alberta’s oil-sands industry will double production in the next decade, he said.

Plus, a shortage of qualified Canadian workers as Baby Boomers retire is the reason most often cited for Canada’s increasing legal immigration. That’s another big difference in Canada and the U.S. these days.

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