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We recently blogged about how Citizenship and Immigration Canada might be targeting parent and grandparent immigration in order to put more focus on economic immigrants instead of family reunification.
A column appeared in the Edmonton Journal shortly afterwards, making an argument as to why this is a good idea, suggesting that parents and grandparents of immigrants to Canada are not likely to work or pay taxes and are thus a drain on Canada’s economy and social services.
This is unfortunately a popular myth about immigrants in general and is not normally limited to just parents and grandparents.
However just last week a rebuttal to this argument was published, also in the Edmonton Journal. This article is a great read and offers a personal perspective on what parents and grandparents of immigrants really bring to the table: as home buyers who pay property taxes and caretakers of their grandchildren and great-grandchildren so their parents can work hard and pay their own taxes – among many, many other things. This full article is available here.
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