Most Canadians believe heightened immigration will be valuable to national economy
- March 13, 2023
- Posted by: ASIFCONSULTING
- Category: News Update
Most Canadians believe heightened immigration will be valuable to the national economy
52% of poll respondents believe Canada’s immigration policy will have a “positive or even somewhat optimistic” economic impact. According to reports from urban population centers across Canada, rent prices are “soaring” as a result of “explosive population growth.”
As a result, many Canadians are being forced to leave major cities in search of more affordable housing in other communities.
Furthermore, there is concern that immigration will destabilize the Canadian housing market by generating demand that the country will be unable to meet. In fact, Royal Bank of Canada economist Robert Hogue estimates that Canada will need to build at least “270,000 [residential development] units every year through 2025” to meet market requirements.Public perception of the economic impact of increased immigration
Despite this suggestion, a recent Nanos Research Group poll inaugurated by Bloomberg shows that the majority of Canadians polled remain focused on the profound contribution they expect uncontrolled migration to have on economic growth. The responses of 1,012 survey participants are broken down as follows:
More than half (52%) believe Canada’s increased annual immigration target will have a “positive or somewhat positive” impact.
Almost one-third (38%) believe the increase will have a “negative or somewhat negative” impact.
Around one-in-twenty Canadians (6%) were “unsure” about the economic impact of increased annual immigration targets.
A small percentage of respondents (4%) believe that Canada’s increased immigration target will have “no effect” on the economy.
Please keep in mind that this survey was conducted online and by phone between February 26 and March 1, 2023.
The immigration relationship in Canada
Immigration is allowing Canada to have the fastest population growth rate of any of the Group of Seven countries. This trend is expected to continue in accordance with Canada’s rising immigration targets, which include welcoming 500,000 new permanent residents in 2025 in accordance with the Immigration Levels Plan for 2023–2025.Nota bene: According to census data from 2021, immigrants account for 23% of Canada’s total population.
This is expected to come after a target of 485,000 immigrants in 2024 and 465,000 this year.
According to the Nanos poll, public support for this year’s target has increased by 10% since November 2020, while “about a third” of respondents believe Canada should accept fewer permanent residents, and 15% believe the country should accept more people.
A survey from the Environics Institute of Canada, in collaboration with the Century Initiative, will be conducted in October 2022 to further establish public support for immigration across Canada. According to the survey, “nearly 70% of Canadians disagreed or strongly disagreed” when asked if Canada’s immigration policy is in high demand.
This was followed in February of this year by another Century Initiative report. The report, Public Opinion ,Immigration: Maintaining Canada’s Advantage, confirms that many Canadians support immigration. This is especially true of immigration as it relates to foreign nationals from crisis-stricken nations, as 76% of Canadians believe that the country “should accept more immigrants from places experiencing major conflicts.”
This figure has increased by 42% since 1993, indicating that Canadians have a generally positive attitude toward immigration.
Attempts to elicit more public opinion on immigration
Canada has also launched an initiative called “An Immigration System for Canada’s Future” in an effort to give Canadians more opportunities to express their views on immigration.
This business will allow Canadians to take part in dialogue sessions, surveys, and other events to share “their ideas and perspectives on how [Canada] can build a stronger, more adaptable immigration system for Canada’s future.”
This initiative, which began with a discussion session led by immigration minister Sean Fraser in Halifax last month and will run through the spring, invites stakeholders from all levels of government, as well as “businesses, academia, post-secondary institutions, and settlement organizations,” to participate in these events and have their voices heard.
According to Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC), “The input gathered [through this initiative] will inform Canada’s future immigration policies and programs, helping to change a mechanism that should benefit communities across the country for a long time to come.”
Is this Canadian immigration website a scam?
When using the Internet as part of your Canadian immigration journey, be wary of claims of “guaranteed success,” promises of expedited processing, and other red flags.
The power of the Internet is increasingly being used by the Canadian immigration system to facilitate many aspects of the newcomer’s journey.
Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) “began its transition to 100% digital applications for all permanent residence programs” toward the end of 2022, a process that conclusively proved on October 28.
It should be noted that this transition preserved alternative formats for applicants whose version of the application.
IRCC has also created and launched an Internet connection to allow “permanent residence job candidates in Canada to finalize their process and receive their permanent residency cards” as part of the digital transformation of Canadian immigration. Data from either a January 2022 media statement show that 225,000 permanent residents used this portal respectively June and December 2021.
Finally, the IRCC recently proposed changes to the Citizenship Regulations that would allow future Canadian citizens to “take the [citizenship] oath via a secure online solution” as early as June 2023.
Without a doubt, Canadian immigration is becoming more digital than ever. This development, however, is not entirely positive, as it may expose more prospective Canadian immigrants to fraud and scams via bogus immigration websites.
To that end, and in honor of IRCC’s fraud prevention month in March, here are six tips from the Government of Canada on how to tell if a Canadian immigration website is a scam:
An unsolicited email promoted the website.
1. If you receive an email from a stranger with a link to an immigration website that you did not request, it is safe to assume that the website is a scam.
2. The website does not appear to be the work of the Canadian government.
- Two main characteristics distinguish official Canadian government computers.
- They contain information in both of Canada’s official languages, English and French.
- They have a URL that ends in “gc.ca” or “Canada.ca.”
- Websites that appear to be Government of Canada properties but lack these features should not be trusted.
4. Payment is required to access forms/guides on the website.
Payment is only required to process Canadian immigration applications, according to IRCC. Forms, guides, and other supplementary materials are available for free.
visit the IRCC website.
5. Prior to the application process, it requires personal/financial information as well as a deposit.
Similarly, any website that requests sensitive information such as banking information or a Social Insurance Number (SIN) prior to the application process should be regarded as untrustworthy. To that end, any website that requires users to pay a deposit before beginning to apply for a Canadian immigration program is violating the law.
6. It lacks contact information and/or the credentials of the representative.
Do not rely on immigration websites that either do not provide contact information or provide contact information that cannot be reached by a human. Similarly, if the website provides the name of an immigration consultant/lawyer/
Users should assume that if the service provider does not identify their credentials, they are unauthorized and thus untrustworthy.
Avoiding Scam Immigration Websites
The best way to avoid online scams is to consult with an authorized Canadian immigration lawyer. Certified lawyers in this field must be Canadian provincial or territorial law society members of a Canadian provincial or territorial law society.
An authorized and experienced immigration lawyer can assist prospective Canadian immigrants in a variety of ways, including:
- completing and appropriately preparing their immigration applications
- Ensure that applicants do not make application errors!
- Responding to the Canadian government on behalf of an applicant
- Using their knowledge to avoid unnecessary delays during the various application steps and application processing…