Canada accepts about 300,000 immigrants per year.
In nine developed countries including Canada, immigrants are more than 20 per cent more likely to be self-employed than the native population.
Some B.C. government policies are at odds with ambitions to grow the province’s tech sector.
Canadians are clearly not convinced that Ottawa engaged in responsible resettlement during refugee crisis.
There has been much huffing and puffing by politicians, the media and immigrant lobbyists about the governments plan to reduce the number of parents and grandparents joining their immigrant offspring in Canada next year.
Yes, the policy change is unfair. Many immigrants have come to Canada having been promised that their parents and grandparents could join them so that they can continue the cultural traditions of their homelands and receive help with family chores and child care.
A recent Statistics Canada report indicates that incomes in larger Canadian cities have virtually stagnated since the 1990s. Related to this is the fact that recent immigrants have much lower earnings and higher poverty levels than those who came earlier and that this is the main reason for the poor economic performance of residents of large cities.
While a number of factors are involved, one that few have been prepared to acknowledge is that we are simply bringing in far more people than we need or can absorb.