Immigration issues are discussed from very different viewpoints. Some people argue that immigration has nothing but huge costs. Expenses like ESL (English as a Second Language) costs, the increase in crime associated with foreign criminality and the insecurity after September 11 terrorist attack have made people to question if immigration should increase. In my opionion, immigration has a lot of benefits and is an asset to any country. It encourages economic growth and creates cultural diversity and understanding of different nations.
First, some people say that increased migration means higher unemployment rates. In fact, the majority of people come here to work, to start a new life. As statistics shows, the most immigrants are employed and work as they have to provide a living for themselves; They pay taxes and contribute to pension funds and income taxes. Against this argument, are also the migrants who open businesses and create new work places. Many investments and capital brought into Canada are by immigrants and foreign businessmen. Immigration helps Canada's economy to prosper. Indeed, immigrants represents a large labor force in the Canadian industry and they are doing the hard jobs from which Canadians are less disposed to do. Newcomers have the willingness to work hard, even if the job is not good paid. Immigrants are ambitions people, as they came to Canada to start a better life and to create better opportunities for their children. Newcomers are full of energy and they are ready to realize their goals by investing what they best have -their skills and knowledge. Furthermore, immigration provides us with skilled labor and expertise. Also, the shortage in the areas where Canada needs specialists, like doctors, scientists, engineers, IT experts, can be supplied by immigrants. Many immigrants have a good education and professional experience from back home, that can be useful in certain professional fields. As well,...
..."The People of Canada have worked hard to build a country that opens its doors to include all, regardless of their differences; a country that respects all, regardless of their differences; a country that demands equality for all, regardless of their differences." (Paul Martin). Immigration started in the mid 1700s and is still continuing today. It plays an important role in developing Canada's economy, as well as shaping the nation into a multicultural nation.Immigration has become a significant role in building Canada's economy, by providing continuous growth in the labour force, constructing a strong economy, and becoming a diverse nation.
Immigration provides constant growth in the labour force which is helps the Canadian labour market. As many immigrants come into Canada, there is an increase in taking up jobs in the Canadian labour force. Immigrants make up 70% of the Canadian labour force and this number is expected to increase higher; maybe even up to 100% in the future . A great portion of the labour force population is taken up by the immigrants who have provided their need in the Canadian labour market for growth and success. Immigrants who come into Canada are skilled workers, (entrepreneurs, investors, professionals, etc) or are unskilled workers (farmers, plumbers, electricians, labourers, etc.).
Figure 1: Contribution of new immigrants to Labour Force Growth
...IMMIGRATION IN CANADA
Canada is synonymous with the term high tolerance society. The environment in Canada has been identified as being extremely receptive to immigrants. Aside from a few bad elements, the general environment of the land has been identified as being conducive for immigrants. Such a perception has played a significant role in the rise in immigration rates in Canada. The understanding of immigration as it pertains to tolerance has been a little bit skewed. At first instance, tolerance is associated with the general perceptions of immigrants, both legal and illegal; by the native population. The second understanding of tolerance is associated with the impact of immigration on the economy. The Canadian economy is susceptible to the adopted immigration policies, which have the capacity to negatively affect the economic performance of the country. It has to be understood that the tolerance perspective of immigration is inadequate in addressing the economic aspect of the issue. With this being said, the tolerance perspective ought not to be the basis of immigration in Canada.
First world nations have had to live with the very real problem of immigrations. Canada is not an exception to this tenet. In most nations,...
...the Canada and Europe. This essay will answer the questions of migration issue among the Austrian immigration to Canada. Canada can be identified simply as a country of vast geographical size, the second largest country in the world, but with a small population of some 25 million people, and is in many ways several countries accidentally linked by the historical development, peopled by different and distinct immigrant cultures, symbolised by having two official languages.(Brake, 1985, p.144) Immigration is a big complex issue that depends on individual choice but if there should be a generalisation it would be indicate as a struggle to create a new life with hopes by sweeping the past mostly. To an answer to why is it a "complex" issue, it can be said that the general dissatisfaction, which means, people migrating to other countries by leaving many things behind mostly nag about the conditions of the new country in terms of racism, ethnic prejudice also native residents complain about newcomers too. So if nothing has changed in terms of satisfaction why are these people still continuing to migrate? To make this question clearer, some points have to be highlighted as firstly brief information about how Austrians came to Canada then why Canada is attractive to Austrian residents, sociologic profile of Austrian immigrants, what are the contributions of immigrants for the...
The benefits of immigration
Every year thousands of people choose to leave their home country and come to the United States to start a new life. They dream of freedom and endless possibilities that they would never have in their home countries. Unfortunately, there are those who chose to disregard the law and come to this country illegally. It is estimated that there are 20 million illegal immigrants in the U.S. today.
In today’s American society it is not uncommon for them to be families broken up by divorce or other domestic disturbances. However, immigrants seem to have much stronger family values. For many immigrants, family comes first over everything; for many of them family is all they have. This is especially true of traditional developing societies. Many of these newcomers have strong traditions and beliefs which are strict and are instilled in their children. By immigrants coming to America with these types of beliefs and strong traditions it sets good examples for our western civilization. By receiving new cultures to our society it is a chance to absorb their rules and respect they have for one another. This is ideal to help restore our family values.
It has been said that "immigration is a threat to our economy." This statement is so absurd. Immigration increases purchasing thereby, increases demand for labor. Immigration not only takes jobs, but also...
...respected all around the world. Among many citizens in Canada, the majority are immigrants. According to a Canadian Consensus in 2001, the Canadian population is approx. 30,000,000 and immigration represented approx. 0.834% of the population growth.. These numbers continue to increase as Government Immigration policies center the immigrant growth to be on 1% of the population annually. Thousands of people choose Canada to improve their quality of life, due to the limited economic growth in their country of origin. Our detailed research on Canada’s immigration policy clearly shows the analysis of the policy, its implementation on Canada’s competitiveness and suggestions for the Canadian government to improve the immigration policy.
1. A History of Canadian Immigration
There have been major developments in Canadian immigration policy that reflect the different phases of national development and different political and administrative priorities. In May 1947-1950’s, MacKenzie King established white immigration from Europe, U.S and the Middle East. The rationale was economic development and population growth. “In relation to its stated purpose, it was very successful.” In 1962, Immigration Regulations abandoned racial discrimination and moved to a universality and admission based on skills, family reunion and...
...Canadian Immigration Policy and Immigrant Economic Outcomes: Why the Differences in Outcomes between Sweden and Canada?
Garnett Picot Arthur Sweetman
Forschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit Institute for the Study of Labor
Canadian Immigration Policy and Immigrant Economic Outcomes: Why the Differences in Outcomes between Sweden and Canada?
McMaster University and IZA
Policy Paper No. 25 March 2011
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IZA Policy Paper No. 25 March 2011
Canadian Immigration Policy and Immigrant Economic Outcomes: Why the Differences in Outcomes between Sweden and Canada? *
Immigrants to Canada enjoy labour market outcomes that are more favourable than those for their counterparts in Sweden. In an effort to understand these gaps, Canada’s...
...CHINESE IMMIGRANTS IN CANADA AND THEIR PROBLEMS ON THE CANADIAN LABOR MARKET
History 287 – The Chinese in Canada and Canadians in China
Bolaria, B. Singh, and Sean P. Hier. Race and Racism in 21st-century Canada: Continuity, Complexity, and Change. Peterborough, Ont.: Broadview, 2007. Print.
According to a statistics from Citizenship and ImmigrationCanada, the number of mainland Chinese immigrants toCanada increased impressively in the past 25 years. This has brought a significant amount of financial and human capital resources to Canada. However, the authors argue that they still have problems to get education-related professions. The main problem is to transfer their education and work experience to Canada. This results in Chinese immigrants taking jobs for which they are overqualified and overtrained. Unlike language and cultural barriers, immigrants cannot resolve this obstacle by themselves. Even though Canadian people accept “racial equality” and “democracy” as central values in society, an ethnocentric view prevails in society resulting in negative attitudes towards immigrants. The authors argue that national unity can be achieved in the context of cultural diversity. They propose the Canadian government to consider more assistance to help Chinese immigrants to adapt to Canadian society. Thereby Canada can fully...
Immigration is an Economic Benefit to the Host Country
Name: Cindy Winata
Student ID: 12413091
Professor: Vyas Utpal
Immigration is an Economic Benefit to the Host Country
Is immigration an economic benefit to the host country? As the world globalizes, this issue has become a topic of a debate in recent years. The inflow of immigrants may bring a positive effect or negative effect to the destined country. However, in some countries like the United States, their economic development has become dependent on immigrants. As Marco Rubio once said, “Americans believe in the value of immigration”. Immigration has made and is making favorable contribution in term of economy to the host country. Immigrants have benefited the U.S economy by filling in less-skilled job vacancies, increasing native’s wages and labor productivity, and lastly driving innovation.
Immigrant Workers Fill the Growing Number of Job Vacancies
Immigration plays an important role in filling in the less-skilled jobs vacancies in United States. The main reason why the United States has become significantly reliant on immigrants is because of the growing shortage of workers that are willing to do the less-skilled jobs. In recent years, American worker’s educational level has improved dramatically, thus result in the growing number of less-skilled jobs in...