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Old 10-08-2012, 10:09 AM
 
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A few more points about how we in Canada deal with the need for temporary workers, to fill jobs that are vacant, such as skilled trades positions in the oil and gas exploration industry.

Canada has a "fast track Immigration " plan that matches skilled foreign workers, with Canadian employers that want to hire them. By doing this, we are able to fill vacancies, and do it with people that have been investigated, and approved, by our Federal Government. They MUST be able to speak, read, write and understand , either French or English, at a high school level, and pass a medical examination, and blood test, at their expense, in their country of origin. IF they are approved, ( in about 4 to 5 months time ) they get a two year "work permit " that includes a job offer from a Canadian company in their field of business.

At this time, the largest percentage of these skilled workers are coming from Ireland. About 250 Irish people a week are coming to Canada, under the skilled worker program. They are all trained, experienced and qualified trades persons, who are able to begin work here, as soon as they land in Canada. No language problems, no trouble adapting to living in a modern Democracy, and they sure are glad to be here, along with their spouses and kids.

Once they have worked in Canada, under their temp work permit, for two years, they can apply to become a Permanent Resident status holder, and after a further three years, they can apply to become a Canadian CITIZEN. Note, of all our Immigrants, from all over the world, about 80 percent become Canadian CITIZENS with in the first 8 years, of being in Canada.

We must be doing something right............Yes, we are .

Jim B

Toronto.
Good point but I think Americans should have first priority on all jobs. Our unemployment is high, much higher than whats stated.

People on welfare should be trained to fill those position to make themselves more productive, instead of pushing the unemployed & able bodies aside.
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Old 10-08-2012, 10:51 AM
 
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No bunch of judges is going to rule in favor of this law. The reason our undocumented problem is so big is because the coalition among Republican business owners who want cheap labor and liberals who think the USA can support the world's downtrodden.

Undocumented workers probably built the houses this fuss is over.

Who would work in the restaurants of Farmer's Branch? Build the houses and clean the houses and office buildings? Looks like you can work there, but you have to live in Denton.
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Old 10-08-2012, 11:57 AM
 
Location: North Texas
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No bunch of judges is going to rule in favor of this law. The reason our undocumented problem is so big is because the coalition among Republican business owners who want cheap labor and liberals who think the USA can support the world's downtrodden.

Undocumented workers probably built the houses this fuss is over.

Who would work in the restaurants of Farmer's Branch? Build the houses and clean the houses and office buildings? Looks like you can work there, but you have to live in Denton.
Where do you think Highland Park's janitors, food service workers, landscapers, etc. live? I can tell you right now where they don't live: Highland Park.
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Old 10-09-2012, 12:27 PM
 
Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
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Old Glory:

The number of people trying to enter Canada, from the USA, is minute, really, really, small numbers .

You have to remember that the USA has spent "billions ' on BOTH the southern AND the northern border.

On your side of the northern border, there are thousands of buried sensors, and unmanned flying drones, that report 24/7. If one of those registers a person crossing , going north, USBP calls the CBSA, and informs them, of that fact. Response may be delayed, as we do not have nearly the amount of manpower that the USA does, but we do respond.

In 2010, Canada deported 13,000 people, to their country of origin. In the same year, the USA deported over 400,000 persons. I think that stat speaks for it's self. Probably 90 percent of that number arrived in Canada by airplane, with a Visitor's Visa, and overstayed their time limit.

By the way, on the northern border, we now have combined Canadian/American teams of enforcement officers , who work together, on both sides of the line. Any arrests are done by the "home team " depending on which side of the border they happen to be on . So, it is not uncommon to see a van with both CBSA agents and USBP agents, in it, on either side of the border.

Quite a difference, compared to USA/Mexico , isn't it ?

Jim B.

Toronto.
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Old 10-10-2012, 08:34 AM
 
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Old Glory:

The number of people trying to enter Canada, from the USA, is minute, really, really, small numbers .

You have to remember that the USA has spent "billions ' on BOTH the southern AND the northern border.

On your side of the northern border, there are thousands of buried sensors, and unmanned flying drones, that report 24/7. If one of those registers a person crossing , going north, USBP calls the CBSA, and informs them, of that fact. Response may be delayed, as we do not have nearly the amount of manpower that the USA does, but we do respond.

In 2010, Canada deported 13,000 people, to their country of origin. In the same year, the USA deported over 400,000 persons. I think that stat speaks for it's self. Probably 90 percent of that number arrived in Canada by airplane, with a Visitor's Visa, and overstayed their time limit.

By the way, on the northern border, we now have combined Canadian/American teams of enforcement officers , who work together, on both sides of the line. Any arrests are done by the "home team " depending on which side of the border they happen to be on . So, it is not uncommon to see a van with both CBSA agents and USBP agents, in it, on either side of the border.

Quite a difference, compared to USA/Mexico , isn't it ?

Jim B.

Toronto.
Yes it is.
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