To build our better tomorrow, we need the builders
Current immigration programs and the federal point system discriminate against the trades in favour of applicants with higher education. These are policy problems that can be addressed with policy solutions.
Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Minister Sean Fraser's announcement Canada will increase the number of immigrants to 500,000 by 2025 will help the labour shortage, but skills matching is essential, writes Mary Van Buren. The Hill Times photograph by Sam Garcia