Canada has a history of attracting highly-skilled, talented workers from around the world who end up unemployed or working for minimum wage when they arrive here. According to new research by the Royal Bank of Canada, the economic cost of underutlizing this part of our work force is $30.7-billion, or 2.1 per cent of the country's GDP.
Diana MacKay of the Conference Board of Canada, and Elizabeth McIsaac, executive director of the Toronto Region Immigrant Employment Council, answered reader questions on this topic in a live discussion Wednesday.
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