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Today, we are releasing our new report, Immigration for a Competitive Canada: Why Highly Skilled International Talent Is at Risk.This report looks at our current immigration regime and how Canada risks losing its competitive advantage when it comes to attracting highly skilled international talent. For instance, the Express Entry system is not aligned with business success, and the restrictions of the Temporary Foreign Worker Program are hurting many high-value sectors across the economy.

The report also proposes solutions to ensure policies and processes aren’t standing in the way of talented people coming to Canada and contributing to our economic growth. Highly-skilled workers don’t take opportunities away from Canadians, they help us create them. Our economy depends on talented immigrants to help boost our innovation performance, which is currently lagging behind many other developed countries. We can’t afford not to have the best processes in place. As this report emphasizes, changes are necessary.

Watch a short video of our Director of Skills and Immigration Policy, Sarah Anson-Cartwright explain why it’s so important to bring in the talented people we need in high tech, mining, video game production and other sectors—even hockey!

Twitter Chat | January 18 at 2p.m. EST | #AskCCC
Sarah will be participating in a Twitter Chat on Monday, January 18 from 2-3 p.m. EST. She would be pleased to answer any questions you might have on the report or on our immigration policy. To participate, tweet your questions to @CdnChamberofCom using the hashtag #AskCCC.

For more information, please contact Sarah Anson-Cartwright.

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