Canadian Jewish Congress Lauds New Immigration Regulations in Canada
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Canadian Jewish Congress Lauds New Immigration Regulations in Canada

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Canada’s new immigration regulations were lauded here by the national executive committee of the Canadian Jewish Congress. In a resolution adopted, the leaders of the CJC expressed the hope that the new regulations will be carried out in a way which would give effect to their “spirit and intent.”

Mrs. Ellen L. Fairclough, Minister of Citizenship and Immigration, issued a statement declaring: “The most important effect of the new immigration regulations is to make it possible for any qualified person, from any part of the world, to be considered for admission to Canada, without regard to his race, color, national origin or the country from which he comes. The main qualifications are education, training and skill.

“If a person has these qualifications, and has sufficient means to maintain himself until he finds employment in Canada or, alternatively, if he is coming to approved employment or to set up a business, to establish himself in agriculture or to practice a profession, he is admissible, if in good health and character,” the statement said.

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