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Let’s make room for the ‘bright’ immigrant

posted May 4, 2011, 8:36 PM by Milorad Borota   [ updated May 4, 2011, 9:11 PM ]
By RACHEL BRIGHTON JUST BUSINESS
Sun, May 1 - 8:14 PM

When Nova Scotia launched its new immigration strategy this week, it set out a flexible approach that will still try to match skills and jobs but without a strict list. It will also try to balance the short-term needs of employers, who are looking for people with very particular skill sets, with self-sufficient skills that immigrants bring, such as being able to operate machines and heavy equipment.

The government hopes to attract 7,200 immigrants a year by 2020 — double the rate now. Half would come through the provincial nominee program, or as family members of these nominees, and half would come through federal immigration streams.

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N.S. wants to double number of immigrants by 2020
By QMI Agency
Nova Scotia announced a new immigration strategy that aims to double the number of immigrants entering the province each year by 2020.
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