Work force shortage in Canada spells opportunity for Indians

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Chandigarh, May 13 (UNI) A booming economy and jobs aplenty in Canada and new immigration-friendly provisions in offing are offering even wider job opportunity for aspiring international workers and professionals, according to an immigration expert here.

Lt Col ( Retd) B S Sandhu, Chairman and Managing Director, World Wide Immigration and Consultancy Services limited, WWICS, in a release here today quoted Canada's Conservative strategists as saying that the nation was virtually on verge of an economic time-bomb.

Canadian workforce, which has grown by a phenomenal 200 per cent in the last 50 years, was set to stagnate and dwindle as economic forecasters foresee an abysmally lower 11 per cent growth in next 50 years, he said.

The authentic estimates, as provided by Canadian Human Resources Minister Monte Solberg are tabulated for future show that Canadian provinces like British Columbia will fall short of 3.50 lakh workers in coming 12 years while Alberta will need 1,00,000 more work force over next decade. Ontario will need a whopping 5.60 lakh work force in next couple of decades while labour need of Quebec alone in next 8 years is 1.3 million.

Lt Col Sandhu asserted that Canadian labour market has been defying market forecasters in the last three years and even a relatively expensive workforce in Canada is in a high demand.

A hindsight analysis, said Col Sandhu, shows that despite 1,13,000 job cuts in manufacturing sector in last 12 months, a whopping 3,25,000 new jobs have been created.

''This is just a tip of the iceberg so far as employment requirements of Canada are concerned'', he asserted adding that it signifies that Asians, especially Indians, with their superior English speaking skills and better track record, stand a much better chance to gain their rightful position in Canadian scheme of things.

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