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Quebec premier tells businesses to boost wages if they want to find workers – Restaurant owners and other employers having trouble finding workers need to pay higher wages if they expect to fill those jobs, Premier François Legault said in response to business demands for increased immigration

Quebec premier tells companies to spice up wages in the event that they need to discover employees – Restaurant house owners and different employers having bother discovering employees must pay larger wages in the event that they anticipate to fill these jobs, Premier François Legault stated in response to enterprise calls for for elevated immigration

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  1. It’s nice that at least one government in Canada seems to get it.

    People can’t simultaneously complain about wage stagnation and be mad that there’s not enough immigrants (aka increasing the pool of workers) – the job market follows economic fundamentals the same as other markets.

  2. Quebec will simply bring in more Temporary Foreign Workers to work for low wages. Canada is addicted to the Temporary Foreign Worker program because it allows us to bring in foreigners to work for low wages, who pay taxes but receive no benefits, and who have no prospects of bargaining for better wages etc.

  3. Stop being so xenophobic and maybe people will want to live there.

  4. This is the best tl;dr I could make, [original](https://globalnews.ca/news/5764996/quebec-immigration-labour-shortages-francois-legault/) reduced by 83%. (I’m a bot)
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    > Restaurant owners and other employers having trouble finding workers need to pay higher wages if they expect to fill those jobs, Premier François Legault said Wednesday in response to business demands for increased immigration.

    > The Fédération des chambres de commerce du Québec says in a report presented Wednesday the province has 120,000 jobs that need to be filled, "At a time when Quebec has never had a smaller number of people available for a job since 1976.".

    > The premier told reporters before entering a cabinet meeting the "Vast majority" of unfilled jobs in Quebec are low-paying.

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  5. With declining birth rates, immigration is the only way to sustain economic growth, not only in Quebec but across Canada. Telling businesses to pay more is all well and good unless your industry has razor thin margins, as is the case with the service industry. I have zero sympathy for xenophobic policy stifling economic growth.

    **EDIT:** I can see from the disdain for this comment that people in this thread have no idea how birth rates, immigration, the labour pool, and the economy are inextricably linked. It’s kind of cute, in a depressing sort of way.

  6. Then they need to raise food prices. I think Premier Francois Legault needs to read [*If You Give a Mouse a Cookie*.](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/If_You_Give_a_Mouse_a_Cookie)

  7. Would have been nice to see the Quebecois government adopt this policy before leaning on the Prime Minister over SNC -Lavalin.

    Quebec are bullies.

    Can’t wait to see the headline in a couple weeks “Quebec lashes out against federal government for not promoting Quebecois jobs”.

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