Canadian Immigration System The Worst: Financial Post

According to this article in the Financial Post, the Canadian immigration system is the worst in the world.

This is because the article says that Canada is taking in far more immigrants than it needs without focus on the economy or jobs – resulting in an unfair situation for immigrants themselves who are allowed “into a sophisticated economy they are not suited to participate in is unfair to them and unfair to the country. For instance, last year some 250,000 immigrants or relatives were allowed into Canada and temporary work permits had to be issued to another 150,000 skilled workers to do jobs that the immigrants couldn’t fill.”

The article refers to the Canadian immigration system that was in place before 1986, when an organized points system was used to determine how well an immigrant would fit into Canadian society and the job market.

In addition to limiting Canada’s immigrants in accordance with economic demand, the article suggests a separate department for refugees, because of the humanitarian concerns involved.

My take? Dead wrong. Canada is underpopulated and it’s demographics is aging. While we have just gone though an economic slowdown, it is not prudent to be short-sighted. Canada needs immigrants, and people. There is no getting around this. Further, family reunification has been a cornerstone of immigration policy from the beginning. Free nations always promote and should promote bringing family members together.  Economically, culturally and ethically a free country should always encourage immigration. No credible economist would agree that immigration harms the economy in the long term. Open societies with an open immigration policy always outperform in the long run.

What do you think about the Canadian immigration system?

Michael Niren

About Michael Niren

Michael is a graduate of Osgoode Hall Law School in Toronto. He is a member of the Law Society of Upper Canada, the Canadian Bar Association’s Citizenship and Immigration Section and the Associate Member of the American Bar Association. Read more

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