Federal, provincial and territorial immigration ministers commit to work together to maximize the benefits of immigration for Canada
The Forum of Ministers Responsible for Immigration (FMRI) November 17 met in Toronto to continue discussions on the future of immigration in Canada. Ministers expressed support for a coordinated approach to address immigration opportunities and challenges, including collaborating on economic immigration to meet labour needs, while addressing pressures on social infrastructure, housing and settlement services. This approach is based on the principle of shared jurisdiction and mutual respect for both federal and provincial-territorial roles and responsibilities for immigration in Canada.* Ministers agreed that immigration is a key component of the country’s fabric, as it contributes to its diversity, economy, and meeting labour market needs. Ministers also concurred on the importance of supporting Canada’s response to humanitarian crises and the needs of vulnerable newcomers.
Two students came to me hoping that I would help them find a job. They graduated from English secondary schools in Hong Kong, and then came to Canada for university. Although they can listen, read and write English, their cover letters and resumes lacked fluency and were apparently written by people whose English is their second language. Several sentences were especially confusing to native English speakers.