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Canada | A national strategy aimed at finding jobs for unemployed centrally managed

An under-reported aspect of the federal budget is the Harper government’s plan to modify unemployment programs in order to better match workers with employers struggling with labour shortages.

The strategy will increase retraining for unemployed Canadians, while making it more difficult for employers to hire workers from aboard when unemployed Canadians are available.

Those facts are important because they add context to the Harper government’s decision to terminate the settlement service agreements that it has with Manitoba and British Columbia.

They support the conclusion that a national strategy aimed at finding jobs for unemployed Canadians must be centrally managed, and that all provinces must be governed by the same rules.

Such a program cannot succeed when the two provinces that collectively recruit almost one-half of the foreign workers admitted into Canada each year are pursuing their own agendas…


Read More @ Employment program begins at home – Winnipeg Free Press.

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