Category Archives: public opinion

Centre for Immigration Policy Reform’s Collacott Criticizes “Passports of Convenience” in Vancouver Sun Article

A new story in the Vancouver Sun looks at the issue of recent immigrants obtaining Canadian citizenship and then returning to their home countries. The phenomenon, which it calls ‘passports of convenience’, has critics and defenders within Canada, with a … Continue reading

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Vancouver Sun: Immigration Costs Canada $20 Billion a Year

In a special to the Vancouver Sun on Tuesday, a Simon Fraser University professor of economics, Herbert Grubel, argues that immigration costs Canadians up to $20 billion a year when all the costs and benefits are tallied. Grubel, who is also … Continue reading

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Canada Has Second Largest Immigrant Population In Developed World -StatCan

Canada is behind only Australia in the relative size of its foreign born population, according to a new Statistics Canada report. Among the G8, Canada’s foreign born component, at 20.6 percent of the total population, is the largest. The statistics … Continue reading

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Toronto Star Reports On Government Efforts Against Marriage Fraud

The Toronto Star, the most widely circulated newspaper in Canada, published a story on Wednesday that describes the marriage sponsorship fraud that authorities are clamping down on and some of the obstacles the anti-abuse measures are imposing on Canadians seeking … Continue reading

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New Poll Shows Most Canadians Favour Immigration Limits

A new poll conducted by Forum Research for the National Post finds that 70 percent of Canadians favour having limits on the number of immigrants admitted into the country each year. Among Canadians born in another country, 58 percent reported … Continue reading

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Canadian Military Trying to Recruit More Immigrants

The Canadian Forces are facing a challenge in recruiting enough minorities from mostly immigrant groups, according to a story in politics.ca. Author Colin Horgan notes that among Asian and Arab-Canadians, the interest in careers in the military is low: When … Continue reading

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Globe & Mail: Highly Educated Parents Choose Canada

A new story in the Globe and Mail, Canada’s largest national newspaper, explores the advantage Canada has over other high income democracies in attracting highly educated emigrants. The article notes that 10 percent of K-12 students in Canada are foreign-born, with … Continue reading

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Financial Posts Advises Canada Follow Australia’s Lead in International Students Policy

An article in today’s Financial Post by Diane Francis applauds recent changes that have made Canadian immigration policy more similar to Australia’s and recommends that Canada go further in emulating the other nation’s policies. It notes that a recent report … Continue reading

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Canadians 2nd Most Optimistic About Economy After Brazilians in New Poll

The results of a new poll commissioned by the International Trade Union Confederation show Canadians behind only Brazilians as the most optimistic citizens of any of the thirteen countries included in the poll. The poll covered the adult populations of … Continue reading

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Nearly Three Quarters of Canadians Oppose Increasing Immigration Levels

A new public opinion poll shows that 72 percent of Canadians oppose increasing immigration levels, a sign that Canada is following in suit a broader trend among Western countries of public sentiment turning against immigration. Despite the opposition to raising … Continue reading

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