The Telegraph (U.K.) publishes a striking story about Canada recruiting high-skilled British citizens.
Striking because the article does not even mention the United States.
Canada is planning to woo unemployed British graduates in order to compete more fiercely with Australia for skilled young expats.
Canadian immigration minister Jason Kenney will travel to London next week as part of accelerated efforts to tackle acute labour shortages in his home country.
In an interview with Telegraph Expat, Mr Kenney said he wants to convince UK graduates who may be struggling to find jobs in recession-hit Britain to “think Canada before you think Australia”. ...
Canada wants to attract young skilled migrants due to its ageing workforce and unfilled positions in areas such as in IT, engineering, welding and video games programming.
More from the George W. Bush Institute, "The U.S. Needs More Immigrants to Grow the Economy and Create Jobs":
What's really holding America back is the country's backward immigration policies. Currently, even high-skilled immigrants -- many of whom possess advanced degrees -- have trouble obtaining visas and green cards to work in the country. In 2010, almost 75% of green cards, which allow immigrants to reside in the country permanently, were given out to family members of current residents. Meanwhile, only 7% went to "work based" immigrants. Other countries understand that immigrants are vital to economic growth, and that's why the United Kingdom, Germany, Switzerland, and South Korea all distribute more than half of their available green cards to immigrants coming to work.
Not to mention Canada.
Motion to proceed to consideration of S. 744, #immigration bill, passes Senate by 84-15. Getting right into amendments.
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