The Centre for Immigration Policy Reform stated today, that the Government of Canada’s announcement that it will maintain current immigration levels in 2011 – among the highest per capita levels in the world – is cause for concern, particularly when it is far from clear that the economic crisis affecting many countries is over.
Under the Government’s plan, we may have to absorb as many as half-a-million immigrants and temporary foreign workersa year, at a time when many Canadians, as well as recent (competing) arrivals, are looking for jobs, not to mention the escalating costs of social services.
The Government claims that high immigration-intake is necessary to keep our work force growing as our population ages and the relative size of the work force shrinks. Immigration minister Jason Kenney expressed concern that, given Canada’s low fertility rates, immigration will be needed to offset…
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