• User Number Password
  • Majority of Canadians Have Positive View of Immigration

    In October 2016, the Canadian Race Relations Foundation and the Environics Institute surveyed 2,000 people who live in Canada regarding their attitudes toward Canadian immigration and immigrants.


    A key goal of this research was to find out whether increased immigration to Canada has had a negative impact on the views that Canadians have toward immigrants and Canadian immigration, as has occurred lately with increased immigration to Europe and the United States.


    The results of the survey indicate that most people who live in Canada continue to hold a positive view of Canadian immigration and of immigrants, even though immigration to Canada has increased significantly in recent years.


    This survey also discovered that 80 percent of Canadians think that people who immigrate to Canada contribute to the country’s economy.


    Furthermore, the survey found that the majority of people who live in Canada do not believe that Canadian immigration levels are too high, while 90 percent think that a person who is foreign-born “is just as likely to be a good citizen” as a person born in Canada.


    Not only do most people who live in Canada hold positive attitudes toward Canadian immigration and immigrants, but Canada’s government also thinks that immigration is important for the country.


    The Canadian government, led by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, has declared support for increased immigration to Canada.


    In fact, 320,932 people were approved for Canadian immigration between June 2015 and June 2016, which was the highest level of immigration to Canada on record.


    Although skilled foreign workers are seen as an asset for the Canadian economy, the Liberal government of Prime Minister Trudeau also considers it important to allow more families and refugees to immigrate to Canada.


    Under the current Canadian government, approximately 31,000 refugees fleeing the Syrian Civil War have already been able to immigrate to Canada and the government has been discussing allowing even more refugees to live in Canada as permanent residents.


    Nonetheless, the largest numbers of Canadian visas are issued to skilled foreign workers who are needed to fill thousands of high-demand jobs in Canada.


    The Canadian government is expected to maintain high levels of immigration to Canada to meet a growing labor shortage as more Canadians retire from the labor force.


    Thus, while many countries and governments have taken a negative view toward immigration and immigrants, this survey reveals that Canada continues to be one of the most immigrant-friendly countries in the world.


    Consequently, with Canada’s government, businesses and the majority of its population strongly supporting immigration and immigrants, now is a good time to apply for a Canadian visa.


    To receive a personalized, professional assessment of your eligibility to apply for a Canadian visa to live in Canada as a permanent resident, click here!

    Canada Is the World’s #1 Dream Relocation Destination

    A recent analysis of online searches for information about relocation to other countries shows that Canada is the world’s #1 most desired “dream destination” for relocation. Google search data indicates that relocation to Canada is at the top of the immigration “wish list” for people living in 30 countries, including Nigeria,

    Over 400,000 Immigrants Can Move to Canada in 2021

    The Canadian Immigration Minister held a news conference on October 30, 2020, to unveil the country’s new goals for immigration to Canada over the next three years.   Since Canadian immigration levels will be lower in 2020 because of the pandemic and associated international travel restrictions, and because there are not enough

    Global Survey Ranks Canada #1 Country for Immigrants

    Canada is the #1 most-accepting country in the world for immigrants, according to the results of a Gallup international survey conducted during 2019 in 145 countries, which was released on September 23, 2020. Gallup’s Migrant Acceptance Index measures an individual’s “acceptance” of immigrants by asking them if they think it

    Canadian Companies Seek Foreign Tech Workers

    Canada's booming technology sector is attracting the largest high-tech companies as well as thousands of foreign IT professionals. In fact, Toronto has experienced the largest increase of new technology jobs of any city in North America during the past five years. The number of technology jobs in Toronto has soared by 54%

    Immigration to Canada Important for Economic Growth

    Canadian immigration is important for keeping the economy growing, especially as millions of Baby Boomers retire from the workforce, according to a report issued by the Royal Bank of Canada (RBC) on May 29, 2020. The report by RBC Economics says that “Canada has been one of the world’s top destinations

    Canadian Immigration Plan Seeks 1.1 Million Newcomers

    On March 10, 2020, Canadian Immigration Minister Marco Mendicino unveiled the new three-year plan for immigration to Canada which includes the goal to grant permanent resident status to more than 1.1 million foreign nationals between 2020 and 2022.   The overwhelming majority of these new Canadian permanent residents will be skilled foreign

    Prince Edward Island Makes Immigrants Feel Welcomed

    The opportunity to work in Canada, the friendliness shown to newcomers and the high-quality lifestyle are some of the reasons that many immigrants are moving to Prince Edward Island (PEI). Canada’s smallest province is located in the country’s Atlantic region, above Nova Scotia and east of New Brunswick. The population of PEI

    Expat City Ranking 2019 Rates Montreal #5 in the World

    Montreal has been named the 5th best city in the world for expats to live abroad, according to the InterNations Expat City Ranking 2019 which was released in December 2019. The largest city in the Canadian province of Quebec was also rated as the #1 city for expats to live in

    For All Posts