VIDEO: Province Eyes Feds With New Immigration Strategy
The province wants more of a say when it comes to what kind of newcomers settle in Ontario.
Minister of Citizenship and Immigration Charles Sousa unveiled an Immigration Strategy in Etobicoke Monday. It aims to attract a skilled workforce, help those new to the country and province, as well as increase the number of internationally trained professionals who are licensed.
Sousa says the province put this plan in place to have a voice at an upcoming meeting with Ottawa and the provinces. He reveals he wants to increase the number of skilled workers coming to Ontario from 52 to 70 per cent - the national average.
Sousa underline he doesn't want to take immigrants away from other provinces or affect their economic growth.
He maintains he hopes modifications to a new federal immigration plan will be fair to all provinces.
This strategy is based on 32 recommendations revealed in a report on the issue tabled last month.