Every year, many people migrate to Canada and stay permanently in the country. These people finally become Canadian citizens. According to the Statistics Canada, immigration has contributed two-thirds of our population growth in the intercensal period of 2001 and 2006(chui). The immigration policy is very important because immigrates are large portion of Canadian population. In the history of Canada, Canadian immigration policy is changed from time to time. It appears that Canada has a broad immigration policy, and basically immigrates are still welcoming people in Canada. For example, “In 1976, the Canadian Government created the Canadian Immigration Act, which decreased discriminatory practices and set clear criteria for immigrants from around the world to apply for entrance to Canada”(Parent). This act is an improvement which provides protection to the refugees. Also, “Between the end of World War II and the beginning of the twenty-first century, Canada has accepted over 700,000 refugees” (Parent). It indicates that Canada still welcome immigrates, and Canada is keep receiving many refugees. The newest events that related to the Canadian immigration positions can be refer to the arrival of Sri Lankan Tamils to the shore of British Columbia. The news from Xinhua net told us the ship MV Sun Sea tried to land in Thailand before it arrived in Canada (zhang). It shows that Canada have softer immigration law, which give refugees more chance to enter Canada than other countries. In conclusion, Canada is providing great opportunity for people who are forced to leave from their own countries. At the same time, Canada is making effort to keep itself as a peacekeeping nation.
Chui, Tina, Kelly Tran and Helene Maheux. “2006 Census: Immigration in Canada: A Portrait of the Foreign-born Population, 2006 Census: Findings”. Statistics Canada. Nov 20, 2009. Mar 6, 2011. http://www12.statcan.ca/census-recensement/2006/as-sa/97-557/index-eng.cfm...
...Do Canadianimmigrationpolicies align with Canadian values while responding to current issues surrounding immigration?
Factors that influence Canadianimmigrationpolicies:
One of the factors that influence Canadianimmigrationpolicies the most is the economy. When a province is in need of people to fill certain jobs but there are not enough in Canada, they will make sure and find a certain percent of immigrants that can fill those job offerings. This is a process called the Provincial Nomination Act.
A factor that also plays a part in the economic influences is that Aboriginals are also apart of Canada. Canada and Aboriginals try to work together and share in prosperity, yet still a great amount remains uneducated, homeless, unemployed and some need social training. This creates conflict with the fact that they are trying to find immigrants who need jobs, and are providing them with job opportunities if they have the certain skills. Aboriginals are worried that Canada is more focused on immigrants then the people who lived here first. All this creates obstacles in the First Nations fully participating in Canada’s economy.
Another great factor that plays a role in influencing Canada’s immigrationpolicies is security. In 1976, the guidelines for the security part of...
Public PolicyImmigrationPolicyImmigration is important to a nation’s growth and economy. As of 2012, U.S. immigrant population is 40.8 million, or 13% of total U.S. population (Nwosu, Batalova, Auclair, 2014). Between 2011 and 2012, foreign-born population in the US increased by 447,000, or 1.1% (Nwosu, Batalova, Auclair, 2014). 16% of the United States civilian labor force, or 25.7 million out of 157.6 million workers is made up of immigrants (Nwosu, Batalova, Auclair, 2014). The top 5 U.S. states for number of immigrants are California with 10.3 million, New York with 4.4 million, Texas with 4.3 million, Florida with 3.7 million, and New Jersey with 1.9 million (Nwosu, Batalova, Auclair, 2014). However, immigration is a controversial issue. Just like many issues, the Democrats and Republicans have apposing viewpoints when it comes to immigrationpolicy. The Democrats are pro-amnesty, while Republicans are anti-amnesty. In the United States, most of the illegal immigrants enter the country through the US/Mexico border. As of 2011, there are around 11,500,000 illegal immigrants in the United States (ProCon.org, 2013).
With this many illegal immigrants in the country, it causes problems. For example, it puts an economic burden on tax-paying citizens by taking away jobs from US citizens and giving some businesses unfair economic advantages. Since...
ImmigrationpoliciesImmigration reform is a topic that has been discussed heavily and heavily debated in congress for quite some time now. Which in hand those debates have led nowhere. All we keep doing is just putting a delay on immigration reform, and all that’s doing is wasting money, time, and lives as well. Lets talk about how much money we’ve estimated to spend since our last overhaul… $186.8 billion alone onimmigration enforcement, but yet with all that money paying for immigration enforcement it still didn’t keep immigrants out of the United States nor did it convince them to leave. Even after all that money we’ve spent to make the enforcement better the numbers of unauthorized immigrants have tripled to more than 11 million. So no matter how much money we’re paying for the enforcement it wont stop illegal immigrants from crossing the boarder and trying to get into the United States, yeah it might make it harder for them but doesn’t mean they wont find a way of getting in.
Since the 1990’s our immigration enforcement budget has increased massively but has yet to prove any effective methods of deterring unauthorized immigration. Since 1993 when our current method of our border enforcement was first enforced along the Mexican/USA boarder, the annual budget was $363 million and now has increased to more than $3.5 billion. Each border enforcement...
...the above fact (make reference to your Party’s goals/political spectrum beliefs):
That is a large number of immigrants entering Canada each year. Allowing so many immigrants into Canada each year is not fair to Canadians already living in Canada. These immigrants are competing for jobs with Canadians. This can also increase the unemployment rate and many could lose their jobs. Immigrants have benefits to the economy too, but not when 250,000 + are entering each year. From those, 150,000 are skilled workers that can benefit Canada. The number of total immigrants must be brought down to around 130,000 – 150,000 a year. That way we give a chance for some skilled workers, refugees and others to enter Canada while saving jobs for Canadians. Of those 130,000 - 150,000 we will make sure that at least 80% (104,000 – 120,000) of these immigrants should skilled and educated workers that can benefit the Canadian economy and society. Others should be people who are desperately in need of a Canadian Citizenship or Permanent Residence cards. Therefore making sure people in the country are served in the highest quality while still giving foreigners a chance to experience life in Canada.
Fact #1 Source:
"Be Humane With Genuine Refugees, But Do Not Put Up With Fraud." - Immigration Watch Canada. N.p., n.d. Web. 07 June 2012. .
Fact #2 (Write down another fact that you found that helps you to argue...
...a Good ImmigrationPolicy for Canada
Student #: 100837009
SOCI 3210 A
Prof. Daiva Stasiulis
Immigration has always been an essential component towards Canada’s social and economic success. Immigration works as a positive agent in: filling jobs in areas of employment with scarce availability of expertise and training within Canada’s own workforce, promoting international and regional trade, contributing to innovation, generating foreign and domestic investment, and helps to balance the aging population that Canada has been experiencing for decades. However, Canada’s immigration system has lost its way under the current Conservative government. Our current immigrationpolicy no longer tries to represent Canada’s values and needs as a nation. Rather, the federal government has handed immigration off as a tool to meet the needs and ‘values’ of individual agents and the provinces separately. Canada’s immigrationpolicies lack a clear definition of what immigration means to Canada, and why it is so important in Canada’s social and economic development.
This policy paper proposes that Canada’s immigrationpolicy ought to represent Canada as a nation and have a strong commitment to national citizenship. In addition,...
...Effects of Immigration on the Canadian Economy
Canada is known globally as the “nation of immigrants”. Canada’s current population is currently almost 35 000 000 (34 957 572 and counting).1 Over 6 million (19%) of these are immigrants.2 Canada has a current immigration rate of 240 000 to 265 000 immigrants a year.3 Currently provinces Ontario, British Colombia and Alberta hold most of Canada’s immigrants, with 28% in Ontario, 27% in British Colombia, 16% in Alberta and the remaining 29% scattered throughout the country.2 Many Canadians believe immigration harms the economy as jobs are taken by immigrants. In reality immigration is very beneficial to the Canadian economy. Canada is highly reliant on immigration to keep its economy growing. Also immigration increases productivity. And finally, the biggest benefit of immigration is that immigrants increases demand.
In comparison to most developed countries, Canada has a very low population. With an area of 9 985 000 km2, it only has a population of 34 957 779.4The United States for example on the other hand has an area of 9 827 000km2 and has a population of 311 591 917.4 Like many other countries Canada also has a declining birth rate. Some reasons for this are, women focusing more on their careers, rather than starting a family, couples having children later in life as a result of...
...To Immigrate Or Not To Immigrate
“Canada could not help the world by taking more immigrants, and could only destroy its own way of life in attempting to do so.” “...it would have to reduce immigration”
Immigration is the movement of people or peoples from one country to another. There are many different reasons to immigrate such as seeking safety from war or prosecution in your country, better job opportunities, or to reconnect with family members. The source suggests that the increase immigration coming to Canada is causing us to lose our identity of what makes us Canadian. The source is against immigration and feels that it is destroying our way of life.
Some people would say the source is 100% correct. There are thousands of immigrants coming to Canada every year and the major cities that these immigrants are going to can’t provide homes fast enough to meet their needs for housing. With all the different cultures that are coming to Canada it would break us apart, force us away from one another because we don’t believe in the same religion or have different visions of what’s right and wrong. Of course not everyone would agree with the source of this topic. They might point out how all these different ethnic groups bring more diversity to Canada and introduce us to new ideas or ways of...
...Canada’s health care policy was designed to give all residents equal right and access to health care professionals. Although health care is available to all Canadian citizens, it publicly funded, not free. The provinces have separate health care plans but they all share common characteristics which were decided in the Canada Health Act. The Canada Health Act of 1984 was an amalgamation of two previous acts with an addition to give all Canadians access to health services; however, recently Canada’s health care policy has been challenged. It has been argued that there is confusion in the meaning of accessibility (Wilson & Rosenberg, 2004) and that Canada’s health care policy does not address the need for competent patient care (Liberman, 2010) or the inequalities in the Social Determinants of Health (Bryant et al, 2011).
In 1867 Canada became a self governing colony, determining the federal and provincial jurisdictions with the British North America Act (Potter & Perry, 2006). At this time provinces were responsible for providing the funds for health, education and social services. However, they did not have the funding to support the health care needs of the public. Therefore, as the country grew and more people began to immigrate to Canada, “provinces enacted public health acts to establish local boards of health to hire medical health officers and sanitary inspectors” (Potter & Perry). Although...