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Opinion: First step taken toward RNIP becoming permanent program

Opinion: First step taken toward RNIP becoming permanent program

'It’s really a no-brainer. Pilots by their very nature are built to test the waters and see what works and what doesn’t work. RNIP is working, so the natural progression is from pilot to permanent'
Opinion: International workers fight historic low unemployment rate

Opinion: International workers fight historic low unemployment rate

'North Bay is full of them and they are ready to serve you at our fast-food restaurants, pharmacies, grocery stores, retail outlets, seniors’ homes and elsewhere. Without them many local employers would be out of business'
Opinion: Permanent residents pay taxes but can’t vote

Opinion: Permanent residents pay taxes but can’t vote

North Bay is ahead of the curve on permanent resident voting rights
Opinion Politicians increasingly vocal on immigration

Opinion Politicians increasingly vocal on immigration

'We may have men of Italian heritage at all three political levels'
Opinion: Don Curry, Canadians are not getting old—they are old

Opinion: Don Curry, Canadians are not getting old—they are old

'There is no question that immigration levels must remain high, with an annual intake above one per cent of our population, or higher'
Opinion: Don Curry, Immigration fraud continues to be a common and serious crime

Opinion: Don Curry, Immigration fraud continues to be a common and serious crime

'The site had my full name and RCIC identification number, but nothing it said about me was true'
Opinion: Don Curry, Federal government increases immigration targets due to pandemic

Opinion: Don Curry, Federal government increases immigration targets due to pandemic

The target for 2022 has jumped from the previous 411,000 number to 431,645
Opinion: Don Curry, This year should be another record year for immigration

Opinion: Don Curry, This year should be another record year for immigration

The federal government has bumped its target again for 2022, up from 401,000 last year to 411,000 for 2022 and 421,000 for 2023
Opinion: We need to triple our Canadian population

Opinion: We need to triple our Canadian population

North Bay’s median age is 43, two years older than Canada’s
Opinion: Don Curry, Immigrants over-represented in 'essential' jobs during COVID

Opinion: Don Curry, Immigrants over-represented in 'essential' jobs during COVID

The challenge is to ensure those jobs are at a level appropriate to their education and experience