not to stay in Canada several years after arriving. Read more of RSM Canada’s insights on the economy and the middle market. But these shortages are nothing new, the result of decades of underinvestment in housing and public services. And they will take years to fix. Curbing immigration will not solve these issues. Instead, fewer immigrants would mean fewer construction workers to build housing, fewer health care workers to treat patients, fewer agricultural workers to provide food, and an overall shrinking of the workforce. Instead, there are solutions that will help make immigration a benefit for Canada. Making housing construction easier and cheaper would increase the housing supply. Substantial investment in public infrastructure and social services is also essential to meet households’ needs.