Region currently has the lowest immigration retention rates in the country.
The number of US-born working-age adults with US-born parents will account for a smaller share of working-age population as Boomers retire.
UN refugee chief hails the combination of government and private sponsors.
But OECD report says their proportion of the population is higher than other nations.
System will allow Canadian employers to select skilled candidates from abroad if there are no Canadians available for the work.
Immigrant employees boost innovation levels to enhance the return on investment for employers, according to the Conference Board.
There are expected to be one million job openings in the next decade in BC.
The results of a recent survey in the Greater Toronto Area shows there are benefits to hiring skilled immigrants for manufacturers that do business abroad.