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Let foreign workers stay, Alberta urges

posted Jul 18, 2011, 11:12 PM by Milorad Borota
Settlement through immigration will help ease labour shortage, minister argues
By Sheila Pratt, Edmonton Journal July 17, 2011

With another boom just around the corner, it's time to shift away from reliance on temporary foreign workers and concentrate on immigration, says Thomas Lukaszuk, Alberta's minister of immigration and employment.

Lukaszuk is ready to push the federal government to allow more immigrants from among the 30,000 temporary workers now in the province, offering them a chance to settle with their families.

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