Immigration and Skills Gap in Canada / Skilled immigrants to be matched with vacancies


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The federal government is looking to match skilled immigrants with unfilled jobs, in what it’s calling a new “fast and flexible system of economic immigration” it intends to have in place in January 2015.

Under this new system, which the government has compared to “a dating site,” Ottawa would act as chief matchmaker between immigrants who want to move to Canada for work and Canadian employers looking to fill job vacancies.

“We’re looking for an economic match,” said Citizenship and Immigration Minister Chris Alexander in an interview with CBC News.

Alexander is currently working to build an “expression of interest” system to manage applications for immigration to Canada.

“We are moving from defence to offence. We’re moving from a passive system to a proactive system. We’re moving from a system based on processing whatever applications showed up, to a system focused on recruitment of the people that we know we need,” Alexander said on Jan…

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