Thank you very much.
In that pool, there are in fact health care workers, caregivers who have come to Canada and undertaken the work to get their skill set to become a nurse in the health care sector. However, because of immigration rules, they can only work for that specific employer. They can't go work for anyone else. Therefore, they can't meet the shortage in our health care system. That's just one example. There are many people who are ready, willing and able to do this work, but unable to do so because of immigration issues.
I'd like to turn to Ms. Schemitsch on the processing delay issue.
One thing the government likes to do is say it will bring in new resources to target new applications, but meanwhile the people who already applied are stuck there. There's no focus in addressing that backlog.
To that end, what are your thoughts on that? What should the government do? Otherwise, all of those people who are already in the system, the 1.5 million people minimum, are stuck in the system, waiting and waiting.