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The program is the first of its kind in Canada and is being pitched as “a powerful incentive to attract individuals with great potential.” By giving immigrant entrepreneurs permanent residency and immediate access to a wide range of business partners, Canada hopes to position itself as a destination of choice for startups.
Government complains how much it has to dish out for social services, well damn ...stop inviting people into the country that take away our jobs. THERE ISN'T ENOUGH TO GO AROUND.
Originally posted by Juggernog
Im going to renounce my US citizenship, leave the country and then come back illegally so I can get all the special loans to open a business or all of the social service "entitlements"
Originally posted by MysticPearl
I believe all humans, no matter where they were born(which isn't something in anyone's control) have the right to seek a better life for themselves, wherever that may be.
Yes, sometimes that takes jobs away from citizens of the countries to move too, but immigration also has a habit of highlighting the incompetence of various governments. When there's not enough jobs for citizens, which is a problem in the US as well as Canada, and many other countries by the way, it's usually poor decision making practices by the government(s) which contributed greatly to the problem.
I just hate the idea that because someone happened to be born in Mexico, Guatemala, Romania, Kenya, among many other countries, that they don't have the right as humans on our planet to seek a better life for themselves. Sure they can go through immigration procedures for different countries but those by in large are faulty, broken systems in the first place, and shouldn't dictate where us humans can live, reside or earn a living on our planet.
Immigration in the first place in built upon the thought process that a country says this is ours, you can't enter and we have a greater right to this part of our planet than you do, even though we all share this planet and have no control over where or when we are born.edit on 25-1-2013 by MysticPearl because: (no reason given)
Justin MacGillivray is squarely confronting all those headwinds. Two summers in a row of weak job markets have unravelled his plans. The 22-year-old is finishing his degree in finance at Acadia University in Wolfville, N.S. He sent out about 150 job applications this past summer, but never landed full-time work. Instead, he did a few short-term stints at a restaurant. He is so discouraged that he has tossed out old expectations, and is now considering farming. “I have very little hope in finding pretty much anything right now,” he says. At 22, there is still lots of time left for him to find more secure work in his field. But across his generation, the outlook is not rosy. Charlotte Yates believes it is “a lie” to argue young people will eventually face a dramatic upward shift in fortunes as the economy improves and baby boomers retire. The dean of social sciences at McMaster University in Hamilton says changes in Canada’s labour market are permanent – most notably a penchant for part-time and contract hiring – and are not a temporary blip. “The arguments that say there’s a natural progression and they will eventually progress, I think misstate what’s going on in the labour market and misstate the long-term consequences,” she says. “That’s why I think it’s necessary to start re-framing the debate around how important good jobs are. They’re critical for us to maintain the standard of society we have – our standard of living and of course our middle class.” If there isn’t a broad debate about the consequences, she fears Canada will look far different in 40 years, with a lower level of home ownership, lower savings rates and higher rates of debt, as workers increasingly go throughout their careers without secure jobs and workplace benefits.
Originally posted by snowspirit
They should be making the new immigrants go to where they are needed.
Saskatchewan has a people shortage because everyone seems to think its too cold.
I've seen problems there, such as not enough housing because there isn't enough housing to put people in, to build more houses.
They should never be immigrating into areas that already have job shortages.
That just proves the stupidity of our government.
Originally posted by FreedomEntered
You need to protest and say close the borders. Really this is the only way people will listen. But whilst people are being politically correct, nothing will go the way you want. It will get worse.
Look I myself am from a family of immigrants, we moved here to be away from a very dangerous country. Anyways, if we were at the bottom of the pile say job wise, educationally wise, etc I dont see this as a bad thing especially not initially. People need to be tested before just joining. I think.
The bottom is regarded as bad, I dont know why. But having said that the govenments are actually very SELECTIVE as to who gate crashes a country. For example, in the UK you find Romanians trying to come very often here, and certain people of similar ethnicity and they always chuck them back out.
But if its muslims or africans and indians they welcome them.
So its orchestrated.
Either way the natives of the country should be listened to, they are what makes the country the country it is.
* Immigrants contribute far more in taxes than they use in government services. They pay sales, property, income and Social Security taxes even though most of them are ineligible for the social service programs these taxes are used for — such as food stamps or Medicaid — unless they have been here for five years as lawful permanent residents. According to the National Academy of Sciences, immigrants on average pay $80,000 more in taxes than they receive in government benefits over their lifetimes....
At least these immigrants are only taking your jobs, not forcing you to assimilate to their culture, or taking your land, and your life.