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Saskatchewan wants greater control over selection of immigrants
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Saskatchewan wants greater control over selection of immigrants

The government of Saskatchewan wants greater control over immigration, and has put forward a “detailed proposal” to the federal government outlining the proposed “Saskatchewan Immigration Accord,” according to a Thursday morning news release. “Saskatchewan requires more autonomy and flexibility over immigration in order to meet its economic needs and address gaps in the labour market,” Immigration and Career Training Minister Jeremy Harrison said in the statement.He said his government finds immigration key to stated goals of growing the provincial population to 1.4 million by 2030 and meeting labour demands.“Provincial governments are in the best position to respond to local labour market needs with new Canadians. The provinces should not be limited by economic categories or caps...