Canada’s immigration policy is world renowned and globally respected – even the UK has realised it could learn a thing or two from the way the Canadian authorities handle and manage migration. There is an annual cap on skilled migration to Canada for example, there are incentives in place to encourage good distribution of immigrants across the nation, and there are policies in place to support the long-term success of migratory commitment.
This has the effect of attracting good applicants, ensuring the whole of Canada benefits from immigration, and it means that migrants are supported in their transition too and are therefore far more likely to remain and become successfully integrated members of society who contribute positively to it. Perhaps as an indirect consequence of the overall success of the immigration programme, Canada has survived the global economic financial meltdown far better than many other leading nations recently – such as the US, the UK and Germany for example.
Whilst Canada has seen economic contraction, it has not boomed and then gone bust and so it remains a very popular choice with would-be expatriates. If you’ve been thinking about moving abroad and have considered Canada, some good news has been released that could make immigration easier for you. A leading expert in migration has suggested that Canada needs a lot more expats…
As stated, Canada has weathered the global financial crisis well. As a result it remains a strong nation – but because of its relative large size compared to its relative small population, one expert has suggested that if it expanded its immigration policy and attracted more high-grade, highly skilled migrants, Canada could become an even more dominant figure on the world stage.
In an essay in GlobalBrief magazine, which is a commentary on World affairs in the 21st century, Irvin Studin, a professor at the University of Toronto has suggested that Canada could advance its migration patterns extensively and create a much stronger country and society as a result.
Currently Canada has a population of about 33.3 million – but according to Professor Studin, if it advanced immigration by about 20 to 30%, by 2080 it could reach the 100 million mark and be a globally more powerful nation in terms of its output, economic standing and influence.
The professor has suggested that economically Canada would do well to consider expanding its immigration policy – because the tax revenue earned from such a population boost would of course enable the nation incredibly. However, little comment or consideration has perhaps been given to how the Canadian people would feel about integrating that large an influx of people. What’s more, where would jobs be created to result in demand for a population booster of this magnitude?
Following publication of the Professor’s thoughts on the matter, many have commented on the fact that perhaps the success of Canada’s migration policy is that it is contained, well managed and places emphasis on integrating entire families and multiple generations of the same family across the entire nation – and that to substantially expand the policy could result in the failure of it. It’s a sort of ‘it it ain’t broke, don’t fix it’ attitude.
Still, the findings are out there and available for further discussion and consideration – the theory on a purely fiscal/power level certainly works, but whether the plan is truly viable has yet to be seen. The good news for those wanting to emigrate to live in Canada is that no one is for a moment suggesting Canada needs to shut its doors or limit the number of successful and skilled migrants it welcomes annually.
Fri, September 30, 2011 at 11:45 AM
we want to migrate to canada with family