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Kenney holds immigration levels steady, increases white-collar workers

posted Nov 3, 2011, 11:29 AM by Milorad Borota
November 02, 2011 - 21:05 Heather Scoffield, The Canadian Press

OTTAWA - Immigration Minister Jason Kenney plans to hold immigration levels steady next year, but the mix of immigrants will change.

There will be more skilled workers — especially white-collar workers — as will as higher numbers of refugees, parents and grandparents, Kenney told reporters after tabling his 2011 annual report.

But there will be fewer spouses and dependent children, and fewer live-in caregivers, Kenney added — not because Ottawa doesn't want them, but because they are not coming in numbers as large as in the past.

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