Canada accepts 250,000 immigrants every year, coming from more than 200 countries. Canada has the highest per capita immigration in the world three times higher than The United States, which makes Canada one of the most multiculturalist countries in the world. Immigration is a process where people come to a foreign country to settle permanently. Changes in immigration policy have always been a very essential part in shaping the Canadian history and the present. These changes in immigration policies resulted in the anti-racism, retrenchment and the post war economic
Immigration has been and will continue to happen all around the world. There are so many reasons for people who come from different countries and ethnicities to move from country to country. The reasons why these people immigrate is either they are simply forced to, due to violence and hostility or that they are in search of a better life for them, and or their family etc. Canada being rated number one in quality of life has been a goal for people wanting to immigrate. The Immigration and Refugee Protection Act ( IRPA) was established by the Canadian government in the year 2002.
Migration is about the movement of people. It is when the movement of people result in the permanent relocation of an individual or a group across certain distances. In Canada, migration has impacted Canada’s population significantly within the past two to three decades. One in every five individuals living in Canada are a visible minority. Migration into Canada is wanted for three reasons.
Majority of the individuals in Canada are immigrants, or come from immigrant origins. If it were not for the millions of individuals who have left their country to come to Canada in the hopes for a better life, Canada would never have prospered into what it is today. As a result of this fact, many immigrants are still faced with several hardships when they enter Canada. Immigrants coming to Canada believe that they will be able to keep their culture, identity and become successful in their lives. Such misleading hopes set immigrants up for a life of racism, discrimination, assimilation, prejudice and continuous disappointment.
In the article “Newcomers Vote with Their Feet“ by Rudyard Griffiths, there is a lot of Canadians who have a negative attitude toward the newcomers, and the author suggested to resolve the Canadian immigration system problem. Canadians believe that they are able to choose the skilled immigrants just because they are one of the developed countries, and no one can resist Canada. Nevertheless, they are wrong beliefs. In addition, while Canada is the second destination of the new immigrants, 95 percent of the citizens who obtained the Canadian citizenship are unskilled workers. Furthermore, 20 percent of the spending of the federal goes to the language trainers.
Beginning in the 20th century, Canada was encouraging immigration to take place, and for people to migrate to this country that promised free land and exemption to follow whatever religion they desired to follow. However, there were many disputes that arose when attempts to bring people in began. Our past reality was portrayed a certain way however, Canada currently in the 21st century has evolved immensely. Despite this, a variety of our feelings toward immigration have also remained the same since then. Overall, the Canadian government as well as the general population’s feelings toward immigration in the 20th and 21st century possess several differences and similarities as our past differs from what our current reality is yet, a great deal
Canada is one of the world’s most welcoming Immigrant destinations. Canada’s official prominence on multiculturalism has frequently diverted attention from the normal problems of assimilation that most immigrants must resolve in order to inaugurate themselves successfully in the country. Canada is a multicultural and a diverse country however Immigrant Assimilation has always been a major problem in the country. Immigrant Assimilation is the process in which a group or a culture resemble cultures of a different group. Canada has a history of Immigrants Assimilation.
Canada is seen to be one of the greatest countries in the world to live in. This is thought to be true since Canada is one of the most multicultural countries in the world. Canada is seen to have a higher standard of living than most of the countries where individuals are migrating from. Canada also provides a sense of some type of future, may it be school or work. Many individuals examine all the positives of immigrating to Canada and in conclusion each year there are hundreds of thousands individuals immigrating to Canada for numerous reasons.
I came to Canada a year ago. As a new emigrant I faced many challenges, that has changed my life. When I arrived with my family in Canada, my parents had a small deposit that just supported us, as a family, for a few months. After that, my parents could not find job due to lack of English proficiency. Canada’s government help us with a small amount of money that helped us to live.
In Economic and Social Impact of Immigrants Stephen Moore is arguing that immigrants and refugees contribute positively to the American Economy. He conveys this through the use of surveys, data, and facts from multiple sources. In the second paragraph he took a 1986 survey that concluded that a lot of foreigners achieved success in this country in difficult positions such as engineering and entrepreneurship. Two separate studies’ discussed in the sixth and seventh paragraphs dispel common beliefs that immigrants take jobs away from natural born citizens. The studies concluded that the exact opposite of popular opinion, immigrants in fact benefitted the economy for employers, employees, and the US economic position.
Immigration is a delicate subject, but regardless of personal opinions, it is an important part of US history. Without immigration, countries would not have been formed, and now cultures would not have been implemented into existing ones. Modern immigration, which stems from older forms of immigration, is more complex, with new terms and regulations to become a US citizen. Some foreigners are unable to meet said terms, and struggle with the process of entering the US, so they attempt to enter the country without the permission of the US government. A reported seven hundred thousand enter the US each year, according to Colorado Alliance for Immigration Reform.