Re: "Give immigrants full credit: Layton," Feb. 19:


Kudos to Jack Layton in rightly emphasizing the persistent hardships that new immigrants face in Canada. Most immigrants have suitable qualifications, otherwise they would not have been accepted.


The least they could do is to make it known to potential new immigrants, by inscribing — on the first page of the Immigration Application Form — a clear statement that all foreign education and training certificates will not be recognized.


This will caution potential immigrants that it will be at their own risk if they choose to come to Canada.


If they are not cautioned by the immigration ministry, then, as rightly pointed out by Jack Layton, the Immigration Ministry is guilty of "False Promises."