7. What is immigration according to the Canadians’ point of view?
For decades, the Canadian public has been in favor of immigration. According to a poll in 2019, only about one-third of Canadians thought that the level of immigration was too high.
Canadians are generally very active towards immigrants and their government’s immigration system. This can partly be attributed to Canada’s efforts to welcome and boost multiculturalism policies, and make diversity a part of the Canadian identity.
The country also has no large-scale unauthorized immigration. This challenge has exacerbated the strong opposition to immigration in many other countries, such as the USA. Yet, some studies have shown that public support for immigrants may easily slip.
6. Which kind of immigrants move to Canada, and where do they live?
The majority of new permanent residents in Canada came from India, and many of them were qualified professionals.
Moreover, approximately about 800,000 interim staff and overseas students were admitted to Canada last year.
Ontario is Canada’s most popular destination for newcomers. It welcomes a huge number of immigrants in Canada, and the majority of them settle around Toronto.
5. What is meant by Canada’s asylum-seeker policy?
Canada is also famous for being relatively welcoming to asylum seekers. The reasons why these people come to Canada are usually the same as those of resettled refugees.
the only difference between the two is that asylum seekers do not have government permission until arriving.
Some opponents, including immigrants who entered the country legally, claim that the Canadian government allows asylum seekers to stay in the country illegally, and offers them health insurance and, in some cases, social security, job rights, and rental support while authorities consider their cases.
Furthermore, rejected asylum seekers are rarely deported, though some end up staying in Canada illegally.
4. How do immigrants integrate into the Canadian society?
Canada makes great efforts in assisting immigrants to adapt and integrate into Canadian society, by offering them skills training, citizenship pathways, orientation programs, etc.
Settlement services have accounted for about 70% of the federal immigration agency’s spending in recent years. This level of support has contributed to Canada’s status as one of the most popular immigration destinations in the world, with a high rate of naturalization and immigrant satisfaction and naturalization. Immigrants have reached positions of power in Canada, including the prime minister’s cabinet.
Many people have trouble finding work that suits their talents and skills. And although the gaps have narrowed over time, immigrants keep dropping behind Canadians who were born in the country on many economic measures. Many people have trouble finding work that suits their talents and skills.