Map detail of AlbertaA newly formed group called the Alberta Coalition for Action on Labour Shortage (ACALS) is pushing the federal government of Canada to amend immigration policies to address a significant labour shortage.

According to the Montreal Gazette, ACALS is asking the federal government to:

ACALS projects a 114,000 worker shortage over the next decade in Alberta alone.

Again according to the Gazette, the coalition’s President, Tim Shipton, says: “We want to raise labour shortages to the top of the list of issues facing not just Alberta, but quite frankly Western Canada.”’s news team has been covering the continuing story of Alberta’s labour shortage in relation to Canadian immigration over the last couple of months:

Also, in March’s upcoming mid-month CIC Newsletter, we will profile Alberta’s PNP program.

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