Canadian Labor Organizations Studying Proposed Liberalized Immigration Policy

Canada’s relaxed immigration policy which will make possible the admission of at least 10,000 Jewish immigrants is now being studied by ##ts chief labor organzations to determine their offect on Canadian labor.

Under the now policy several new classes of immigrants will be admitted auto##atically. They include groups of not more than 25 brought in by employers; domestics and nurses’ aides, persons recommended by the settlement service of the Immigration ##ranch, and relatives of legal residents of Canada.The Minister of Immigration also was given power to admit immigrants without the procedure of a formal order-in-council. In addition, the Government would confer with provincial governments to determine settlement possibilities for immigrants from ##ritain and France.A.R. Mosher, president of the Canadian Congress of Labor, said the new policy would be considered in the light of Canada’s current unemployment situation. “We don’t oppose immigration as long as it is on a proper basis,” he said. “Before immigrants are brought to Canada we want to be sure they will have employment and housing and that their arrival will not deteriorate existing wage structures.”

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