Canada’s immigration system must be better aligned with the country’s economic needs. Business leaders continue to call for 65 per cent of new permanent residents to come from the economic class.

Canada benefits from the knowledge, skills and entrepreneurial spirit of highly trained immigrants, including healthcare professionals, engineers and computer scientists, who can help our economy grow.

Unfilled job openings for highly skilled and educated professionals remain stubbornly high. If not addressed with urgency and ambition, this shortage of leading talent will have a large and lasting impact on Canadian technological innovation, labour productivity, and capital investment.