Immigration to Canada (Canada one hundred years from now (Comparison to…
Immigration to Canada
Canada one hundred years from now
Comparison to 21st century Canada:
democracy > authoritarianism
free enterprise > economic statism
welfare > police force
nationalism > imperialism
temperate nationalism > aggressive nationalism
1871 census results:
Canada's population (1871):
Two major communities in Canada will likely existed, separated not by religion or country of origin, but by political institutions.
Population with rising birth rate (low infant mortality, high life expectancy, prosperity, education, and urban living) will stay stagnant (likely) or increase slightly, while elderly population will grow disproportionately.
Canadian immigration policies
As of 1962, a new and modernized system for selection of immigrants to Canada was introduced, which stressed the importance of 'economic factors', such as education, training, skills and job opportunities.
Eliminating biases in selection:
Though the modernized 100 point scoring system would strive to eliminate bias in the immigrant status selection process, the promoting of relative-immigration still favoured European immigrants over most non-European ones due to the pre-existing European Canadian inhabitants who already occupied residence.
Categories of immigrants:
Family-class immigrants are those who have closely related persons of Canadian residence living in Canada.
Economic immigrants are skilled workers and business people.
Refugees are people fleeing persecution, torture or other cruel or unusual punishment.
Women, children and families are favoured from the refugee category and single, young men are unwanted due to the government wanting to help the most vulnerable people first.
The fourth category of immigrants are the other/humanitarian category, which makes up 1% of all immigrants currently residing in Canada.
A new era of global integration (comparing U.S. and Canadian views)
"Increasing globalization has negative implications on the labour market that U.S. workers compete in and the sources of domestic and international labour available to U.S. firms."
^However, since 2004 (year text was written), the workplace has changed drastically with self-employment occupations and social media marketing jobs being more and more commonplace.
Canada's unemployment rate is at all-time lows, while immigration is on a steady incline.