A report released Tuesday by the Toronto-Dominion Bank says Ottawa could put 370,000 more people to work by tweaking the immigration system to match candidates with jobs in demand in the labour market, providing more integration help before people land in Canada and putting more emphasis on language skills in its point-based immigration system.

The report found unemployment and underemployment of immigrants is worse than ever but that Canada could claim a “major competitive advantage if this country were recognized around the world as where all migrants are successful in being able to practise their own trade and raise their standard of living.”

Canada won’t attract the best immigrants if newcomers continue to be forced to take lower paying jobs, the TD report concludes.

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Reference: The Hamilton Spectator

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