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Here’s how to ensure public support of Canadian immigration policy in the wake of Trump and Brexit

The election of Donald Trump and the Brexit vote in the U.K. brought to the surface the public’s concern and anger with U.S. and U.K. immigration policies. As a country built on immigration, Canada cannot afford to close its doors to the world’s best and brightest. Instead, as I argue in my latest CBC Op-ed, what Canada needs to do is ensure that immigration policy is a tool to create economic growth in Canada. Canada needs to focus on brining in immigrants who will create jobs, economic success and opportunities for Canadians and Canadian businesses.

 

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About Reis Pagtakhan

Reis Pagtakhan is an immigration law partner with MLT Aikins LLP. His extensive experience includes assisting businesses obtain temporary entry to Canada and permanent residency for their executives, employees and contractors from all over the world. Reis has lectured on and written papers on immigration law for the Law Society of Manitoba, the Manitoba Bar Association, the Human Resources Management Association of Manitoba, the Canadian Corporate Counsel Association, and the Community Legal Education Association of Manitoba. He has presented position papers before the Minister of Citizenship and Immigration, Immigration Department officials and Manitoba Labour and Immigration. He has written articles on immigration for the CBC, the Winnipeg Free Press, trade, industry and ethnic publications.

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