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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - October 23, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta Wednesday, October 23, 1974 THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD 29 IMMIGRATION INCREASING PEAK YEAR FOR IMMIGRATION ESTIMATED 1974 TOTAL Robert Andras Immigration Minister TO JUNE 30 1974 1OO Thousand IMM GRATION FIGURE COULD REACH BY YEAR'S END Ottawa cuts rising flow of immigrants OTTAWA (CP) The federal government clamped down Tuesday on the rising How of im- migrants with new regulations to tie immigra- tion more directly to jobs. The regulations, published by Immigration Minister Robert Andras, will penalize prospec- tive immigrants 10 points on the 50-pomt admis- sion system if they do not have pre-arranged jobs in Canada. In addition, immigrants will receive credit for pre-arranged employment only after it has been determined through Canada Manpower Centres that no Canadian citizen or permanent resident is available to fill the vacancy, Mr. Andras said. He described the measures, to take effect im- mediately, as a short-term response to recent substantial increases in immigration. The number of persons who moved to Canada during the first six months of 1974 was an increase of 47 per cent over the number ad- mitted during the same period in 1973 and a 92- per-cent increase over the same period in 1972 Mr. Andras said if the present rate continues, more than immigrants will arrive in Canada during 1974 "and significantly more in the next few years." MAKES NO ESTIMATE He made no estimate of how much immigra- tion will be cut because of the new job require- ments Under the point system a prospective im- migrant needs at least 50 points to be admitted An applicant can gain a total of 100 points depending upon his education and training, the immigration officer's personal assessment, his occupational skill and the demand for the kind of work he does, arranged employment, age. knowledge of English and French, presence of relatives in Canada and need in the area where he intends to settle Mr Andras said the 10-point penalty for lack of pre-arranged employment will apply only to independent and nominated applicants and not affect those who are sponsored by close relatives living in Canada He said they will also exempt refugees or vic- tims of oppression and should not discourage employers "with a genuine need for labor un- available in Canada" from seeking immigrant workers He said the new regulations will be applied "universally and will be non-discriminatory There would be no attempt to control im- migration from any particular country though the government will continue to encourage the flow of Francophone immigrants "within the constraints established by the new regulations." Mr Andras said the changes were made because of sharply increased immigration "at a time when employment levels may well be un- certain, when housing is scarce and expensive and many social services are strained to a critical point He said the strains are being particularly felt in Toronto, Montreal and Vancouver where more than 50 per cent of the immigrants who arrive this year will settle "The government must exercise concern for the well being of prospective immigrants as well as protect our own he said "It would be irresponsible to admit more immigrants than we can adequately provide with fundamentals such as jobs, housing and social services HIPS of BEEF Canada Grade A1 or A2 Steer Beef Includes: Round Steaks, Sirloin Tip Roasts, Rump Roasts, Ground Beef. Approx. 80 Ibs. Cut and Wrapped. FLOUR Shoulder Steaks 7 9 0 Alberta Grown Lite Pork, 10lb. box or Ib................................. Minute Steaks 79 Canada Grade A1 or A2 Steer Beef, 5 lb.pkg. or Ib........................... Beef Patties Schneider's, 2 Ib. box 69 Canada At or A2 BUMP ROAST 129 Smoked Picnics SPARERIDS I09 Stvle. Ib.............................................. Alberta Grown Lite Pork Side. 10 lb.pkg. or Ib......... Canada Packers Ranch Style, Ib. Devon by the Piece. 10 Ib. slab or Ib SAUSAGE Canada Packers Mapie Leaf Skinless, Ib................ 109 COIL GARLIC SAUSAGE Pkers Devon. 10 Ib. piece S7.9O or Ib WW Detergent Giant 42 oz. box Steak House Stems and Mushrooms 10 ft oz. tin ORANGE CRYSTALS 2i85' SiinnoM. OZ. foil DkO...................... 99 Canada Packers Devon. 10 Ib. piece S7 MILK POWDER WAFFLE SYRUP Carnation Instant No. lb.pkg Nabob, 44 fl. or. bottle CLOVER LEAF SOCKEYE SALMON .7% 02. net wt tin 09 1 DOB FOOD Perky, 15 oz. tin SPORK Bums.12oz.tin KETCHUP Cavalier Tomato, 20 fl. oz. bottle StarKist Chunk Light 6.5 ox. tin MAYONNAISE Kraft, 18 oz. far CORN OIL Mazda, 32 fl. oz. bottle CORN SYRUP 79< Lily White, 2 Ib. bottle SPAGHETTI J.S. Franco American, 14 fl.oz.thi WRWW TOMATO JUICE Ubbys.48n.oz.tin PEANUT SPREAD KraftKoogle 4 Varieties, 12 oz. REEF STEW 1SfLoz.tin SUNLIGHT 1" ROLLED OATS 129 ...............A DIFC 03 PJEFJLUNGH 790 7RC fj CRUNCHY GRAMOLA CQo NEO-CITRAN 125 10 sz. pki- KUNGFREE 119 RESDAN.. Bums, 15 ft. oz. tin SPRAY KLEEN 24 i. sz. ;