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Canadian attempts to entice the UK's Polish workforce

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The Canadian government wants to try to encourage Polish people working in the UK, to go and work in Canada instead.

The country needs people to work in construction and transport and thinks Polish people, who have already worked in the UK, will integrate better because they speak English and are used to working in a foreign country.

Wiktor Moszczynski, the author of Hello I'm your Polish Neighbour, told Today presenter Sarah Montague that because Polish people contribute a lot to the UK economy, "if they are enticed out there, it could be problematic for the British, but most people won't see it like that."

Anita Prazmowska is professor of international history at the London School of Economics. She was surprised that Polish workers are so wanted by governments: "The perception that we have of ourselves is that we are not hard-working people."


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