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Immigration hike spawns opportunity for business

A recent Conference Board of Canada report that calls for a 30 per cent increase in immigration over the next decade presents both opportunities and challenges at the local level, says Toronto immigration lawyer Robin Seligman.

According to the report, factors such as an aging Canadian population, retiring baby boomers, and lower birth rates are shrinking the labour force, and that poses a threat to the economy in the long-term, she tells AdvocateDaily.com.

“The Conference Board points to higher immigration levels as a key solution, saying it will both strengthen the labour market and support economic growth,” Seligman explains.

Peter Baraian