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Labour squeeze: Is immigration the answer to widespread worker shortages?

Immigration can ease worker shortages but not everyone's in favour. Image: Photo by Refat Ul Islam on Unsplash

John Letzing

Digital Editor, Strategic Intelligence, World Economic Forum

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Spain relaxed immigration rules to fix its worker shortage, and Canada will welcome more than 1.3 million permanent residents in the next few years, including via a new “targeted selection process.
Spain relaxed immigration rules to fix its worker shortage, and Canada will welcome more than 1.3 million permanent residents in the next few years, including via a new “targeted selection process. Image: World Economic Forum

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One thing that places with worker shortages share: their homegrown populations are getting old, and not everyone may be in a position to “unretire” anytime soon Image: World Economic Forum

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