Hillier wants Ontario to follow Quebec regarding immigration
With just few days left for the Ontario Progressive Conservative Party members to vote for their next leader, one of the candidates, Randy Hillier, the Lanark-Frontenac-Lennox & Addington MPP, said that if she is elected the as the next leader and then premier, then he would introduce changes to what according to him is the immigration system of Ontario.
Hillier said last week in a press release that Ontario is a great place to live, but in spite of that the government is encouraging best suited people with required skills to move to the province. He said that Ontario is suffering from skills shortage which is mainly due to the backlogs in tens of thousands.
There is a need for Ontario to work properly and effectively with the federal government and get the best newcomers into the province, said the former Tory critic of rural affair.
Hillier said that as a part of his policy proposal, he would get the OPP and the Canadian Border Service Agency (CBSA) working together in order to get rid of immigrants who are living illegally in Ontario, or who have committed crimes while they were living in Ontario.
He said in the press release that he would like to see Ontario following the model of Quebec and give power to the province to establish its own standards regarding immigration, and thus focusing on skilled workers as per the labor market needs of Ontario.
He also promised to speed up the accreditation and other procedures related to immigration.