The Canadian Military Forces are facing a challenge in recruiting enough immigrants from mostly immigrant groups, according to a story in politics.ca.
Canada’s Department of National Defence (DND) commissioned the Ispsos Reid gave a report survey that returned the findings as part of its effort to understand minority attitudes toward the Armed Forces.
The Ispsos Reid report on the survey states that the DND is seeking better recruitment strategies for increasing the representation of this demographic in the armed forces in order to “comply with Employment Equity (EE) Act requirements and ensure operational effectiveness”.
In 2010, the Armed Forces set a target of visible Immigrants making up 12 percent of its personnel in 2013, but nearly three years later, it is only 5 percent.
The next batch of of Immigrants to employ as risen to 20 percent for the year 2018.
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