Skilled labour gap evidence skimpy and selective

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Reposted from: CBC News – April 10 2013

Is there a skilled labour shortage in Canada? Many employers say there is, but even some business surveys and the government’s own research suggests the evidence is at best slim and sporadic.

Amid the brouhaha triggered by a contractor of the Royal Bank to bring in temporary foreign workers to replace the bank’s Canadian ones, opposition parties are itching for Parliament’s return Monday to hammer the Harper government over the decision last spring to relax rules making it easier to import workers.

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