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Sask. wants to talk labour shortage at finance ministers meeting
Saskatchewan Finance Minister Ken Krawetz releases the government's mid-year financial update in this Nov. 27 file photo.
The Canadian Press
Published Friday, December 14, 2012 12:34PM CST
Saskatchewan's finance minister wants to talk about the labour force when he meets with his federal, provincial and territorial counterparts.
Ken Krawetz says Saskatchewan is concerned about a strategy to get more workers.
Krawetz is hoping to talk about how a new immigration program aimed at getting skilled workers into Canada faster will help a labour shortage in Saskatchewan.
The provincial government says at least 60,000 more workers will be needed by 2020.
The federal program is to start Jan. 2. and will accept a maximum of 3,000 applications in the first year.
The finance ministers meeting Monday is to focus on Canadian and global economic issues, including a labour shortage and improving Canada's retirement income system.