More Myths About Canadian Immigration

Canadian immigration can quickly become a touchy subject if someone is against Canadian immigration because they have unfair and untrue beliefs about immigrants to Canada. One way for you to open up a positive dialogue about Canadian immigration is to understand the truths behind some of the most common myths about Canadian immigration.

Myths About Canadian Immigration

This is a follow-up to our original post with the first three untrue myths about immigrants to Canada. The one thing that we’d hope anyone reading this would realize is; that many misconception often taints the way we view others. Our goal is tolerance and open-mindedness towards all because chances are your parents and/or grand parents were once immigrants themselves.

Myth #4 – Professionally Trained Immigrants

A doctor or other professional trained in another country will not be as qualified as a Canadian professional in the same field.

Approximately 40 per cent of professionals who were trained abroad in a particular field and then immigrated to Canada are working in that same field in Canada. These professionals have to undergo rigorous training and additional accreditation before they can work in their chosen profession in Canada, including additional training and strict testing to make sure they are just as qualified as Canadian professionals.

Myth #5 – Driving

Immigrants are unsafe drivers.

A recent study found that immigrants to Canada are actually much safer drivers than Canadian born residents, after tracking one million immigrants and their driving habits in Ontario. In fact, immigrants are only half as likely as a Canadian-born driver to be in a serious accident. The highest proportions of immigrants to Canada are from China and India, and the roads in these countries are nothing to sneeze at.

Myth #6 – Crime

Immigrants perpetrate crime in Canada.

According to the International Centre for Criminal Law Reform and Criminal Justice Policy, in Canada, immigrants have lower crime rates overall compared to the rest of the Canadian-born population. In addition, immigrants are much less likely to be involved in criminal activities than Canadian-born people.

Do You Need Answers to Some Myths About Canadian Immigration? was founded over 15 years ago by Michael Niren, “To provide clients with affordable, effective and expeditious immigration solutions.” All of Niren & Associates’ cases are handled by independent, licensed and award winning Canadian and U.S. lawyers who adhere to the highest standards of client service. If you need answers to some myths about Canadian immigration, we’re here to help.

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