Immigration In Canada

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Immigration should be limited to Canada
According to Canada Citizenship and Immigration annual report, Canada’s immigration intake per annum is 250, 000. The immigrants move to Canada to seek opportunities that the country offers such better healthcare, free quality education, good housing and better job opportunities. But, are the opportunities a reality, is the Canadian government in a position to offer all immigrants comfortable stay once in Canada, or is the number too large for government? Should the government increase the intake or should the intake be limited to the number the government could comfortably accommodate?
The answers to the above questions have drawn mixed reactions from politicians, scholars and the media. The pro-immigration
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One could be very experienced in their field of specialization but is likely not to get employment because they lack the Canadian experience (Sokamoto). Canadian experience is a world view of having appropriate technical skills and cultural competency at work place. The immigrants must understand the work-place culture, language and norms of the Canadian people, most of new immigrants lack this requirement. Other reasons hindering employments are matters of trust, workplace discrimination whereby Canadian employees are perceive to do a better job than the immigrant employees and language barrier. Limiting the number of skilled immigrants would mean that the few that migrate have higher chances of getting job opportunities (Sokamoto). Skilled immigrants mostly relocate because of promised better job opportunities, if the job opportunities they get are worse than what they left at home then why let them…show more content…
The current intake is too much for labor sector to accommodate. If the trend continues more skilled immigrants would continue doing odd jobs, being underpaid or being jobless. Such a scenario would paint Canada in a bad picture, and most people would be discouraged from seeking the said opportunities (Reitz). The persistence of the trend put the government at a risk of missing out on the extra labor that the country needs to run its economy. Other consequences of taking so many skilled immigrants and not offering them what they had hoped for are social ills such as burglary and increased disease burden. Social ills would result from a state of jobless or unfamiliar environment caused by communication barrier while Resentment, stress and hopelessness could result to heart diseases, hypertension and depression putting more pressure on the healthcare

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