Research Co. conducted an online poll recently to find out what Canadians think of immigration. According to the report, three out of four Canadians believe immigrants’ talents and hard work is making their country better.
The same report revealed that about 65% of Canadians believe newcomers should only be allowed in Canada if they adopt Canadian values.
Based on this finding, Become A Canadian stated that immigrants from all over the world are welcomed in Canada.
Immigration Plan for Canada
According to Sean Fraser, the Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC), there is an immigration plan for the country which seeks to attract about 1.3 million newcomers between 2022 and 2024.
This plan seeks to drive post-pandemic growth and fill critical labour shortages in the country.
Betsy Kane, a steering committee member of the Canadian Immigration Lawyers Association (CILA), however, commented on the plan on behalf of the association. Kane stated that the plan was good, but quite ambitious.
Become A Canadian reported that the association suggests that newcomers who have been delayed due to the pandemic should be allowed to land as permanent residents first.
While this suggestion seems not to be ideal, CILA stated it would be beneficial for many reasons.
Regional Disparities of Canadians’ Support for Immigration
The poll by Research Co. showed that some political and regional disparities in support for immigration exist across Canada. The report shows that about 58% of Canadians in Ontario and 56% in Quebec and Alberta support immigration. On the other hand, 51% of people in British Columbia hold favourable views on Canadian immigration.