Skilled worker task force for B.C.

Those include the Provincial Nominee Program, the Federal Skilled Worker Program, the Canadian Experience Class and the Federal Immigrant Investor Program. Task force members will also work with industry and sector associations, settlement service providers, community associations and other relevant groups.

Clark says the province needs workers to fill "more than a million" job openings over the next decade. That need is especially prevalent in the north, with thousands of jobs to fill and a lack of skilled people to fill them. Despite this, so far, the northernmost task force member is in Prince George: Tim McEwan, CEO of Initiatives Prince George.

The nine task force members will start work immediately, and will provide a report by March 31, 2012.

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Erica is a reporter for Moose FM and energeticcity.ca in Fort St. John, B.C. She grew up in Victoria, B.C. and received her Bachelor's Degree in Journalism from Concordia University in Montreal, Quebec.