Canadian Immigration Case Study

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Canada should increase the percentage of economic class immigrants coming in, because they not only support our economy and identity, but also boost foreign relationships. Since 1497, when John Cabot led the first expedition into what would later become Canada, the country has welcomed immigrants with open arms. Migrants are useful in many ways, especially in the Canadian workforce, though they do have several drawbacks as well, some of which include crowding in urban areas, criminal activity, and susceptibility to cheap labour. While a study in 2011 found that immigrants do, on average, make significantly less money than Canadian citizens, and do tend to crowd developed areas, there have been few obvious links between crime and migration. …show more content…
By sharing valued workers, people are allowed to exercise their mobility rights with any countries involved, and demonstrate trust between the two populations. These benefits are not limited to national groups. They can also apply to cultural groups, or oppressed peoples, such as African Americans is the United States. Black people were used as slaves, and as such, wanted to escape their grim situations. Usually with the help of abolitionists (called conductors), slaves were able to flee to Canada using the Underground Railroad. It wasn’t a railroad per se, but a connection of paths and shelters that led northward. The route’s popularity peaked between 1840 and 1860, when the Fugitive Slave Act was passed. This would allow for slave hunters to capture slaves from where they were legally free. Even though this was pre-confederation, Canada has won the trust of black people across the globe. To clarify; we are not taking workers away from countries that need them, we are taking workers that want to live in Canada, and distributing them into our industries, contrary to popular belief. These immigrants want to move to Canada for whatever reason, and who are we to stop them if they …show more content…
They clearly help us gain financial stability, and do not unnecessarily strain our social programs. They are people who make up our identity, and help show support to other cultures. They are not burying us in their own faiths, or taken from where they are needed more. Immigration is the heartbeat that allows Canada’s funds to spread throughout the whole country, and it is what makes Canada unique from any other country. In conclusion, immigrants are important to our

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