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Canadian immigration law and policy
appears to have the constancy of the moon.
30 per cent more income for sponsors of
parents and grandparents.
What can businesses expect from this new
federal government vis-à-vis immigration?
The answer to that lies in understanding
the two disparate views on immigration
by the current liberal government and
the preceding Conservative government.
minister John mcCallum, however,
believes that "all" immigrants are economic immigrants as they contribute
to the economy "one way or another."
Such a generous and broad definition
was not shared by his predecessor(s);
Jason Kenney justified his restrictions
on the family class by noting that a set of
grandparents cost the health-care system $400,000. Aside from health-care
costs, a growing number of sponsored
parents and grandparents were ending up
on welfare, coincidentally after the sponsorship period of 10 years came up. While
mcCallum hasn't touched the higher criteria required for sponsorship (including
What is clear, even after the passage of mere
months after the federal election, is the clear
shift away from the bottom-line driven immigration policies of transformative immigration minister Jason Kenney and his lacklustre
heir, Chris Alexander. remember, it was
Jason Kenney who suspended the family
class (with no notice, by the way) for two
years and revamped the process, requiring
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a doubling of the sponsorship period to
20 years), he has already doubled the cap
imposed by the previous government
from 5,000 applicants per year to 10,000.
Canada will welcome 305,000 newcomers this year - this is the highest number
of admissions in modern history - with a
greater emphasis on what was historically
termed "non-economic" classes: family
reunification and refugees. ottawa plans to
welcome about 55,800 refugees this year.
However, the pie is only so big. Increasing
non-economic immigrants means less economic immigrants. At a certain stage, one
more refugee and grandparent will mean
one less skilled worker or someone with
Canadian education and work experience.
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