The selection process for permanent residents should give more weight to language proficiency.
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.
Is there Really a Looming Labour Shortage in Canada and, if there is, can Increased Immigration Fill the Gap?
The basic economic case for immigration is strong. In Canadas market economy immigrants on average receive wages that match their contribution to output, which in turn they use for their own purposes. As a result, the incomes of Canadians are the same with as without the immigrants, except that they benefit from doing business with them.