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What People Are Saying About Ontario's Immigration Strategy

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What People Are Saying About Ontario's Immigration Strategy

Ministry of Citizenship and Immigration

"Ontario's strategy reflects many of the well-researched ideas put forth by the Expert Roundtable on Immigration.  It is clear that immigration is critical to the well-being of all Ontarians - to build the competitive, prosperous economy and vibrant communities we all want."
-  Julia Deans, Chair, Ontario's Expert Roundtable on Immigration

"This immigration strategy acknowledges that investing in services at the front-end, as soon as immigrants arrive, will have significant long-term benefits, not only for immigrants and their families, but also for Canadian society as a whole."
Debbie Douglas, Executive Director, Ontario Council of Agencies Serving Immigrants

"We have a growing skills gap in Ontario. One pillar of the Chamber's five-year agenda focuses on the need to build a 21st century workforce. The strategy will help plug the skills gap and build the 21st century workforce necessary to take advantage of new opportunities in the global economy."
Allan O'Dette, President and CEO, Ontario Chamber of Commerce

 "This immigration strategy acknowledges that Ontario's diverse communities contribute significantly to Ontario's prosperity.  We each have a role to play in attracting and settling immigrants in Ontario."
Léonie Tchatat, Executive Director, La Passerelle-Intégration et Développement Économique