Canada’s population in the 1970s was predicted to stabilise at about 27 million people. That’s why Canada’s current immigration policy is based on continual growth, pertaining that mass immigration was the only way of maintaining economic growth.
Other elements influencing Canada’s immigration policies include the expansion of markets to certain groups and to sustain lower wages.
The policy is seen as a catalyst for growth without consideration for worker productivity, reasonable wages, or its impact on the environment.
The large influx of immigrants into Canada influences a large part of Canadian life; it determines how the country and its people fare in many aspects of their well-being.
- Job quality
- House market
- Carbon emissions
- Social awareness
Even with the obvious effects of immigration, Canada’s immigration policy still gives no consideration for the national goals it threatens. Our nation’s commitment to the Kyoto Accords is worthless given the fact that our body of working poor is growing.
This clearly reflects that our immigration policy is stuck on a tangled web of interests. Stuck on a 19th century way of thinking that has no regard for its environment, resources, and the welfare of its people and economy.
In order to improve the people’s welfare and security and to focus on a clear and consistent national goal, Canada should focus on integrating their immigration policies into a more coherent and centralised strategy. Acknowledging the will of the Canadian people regarding immigration and the population.
To do this, Canada must first aim to stabilise our population and educate the people on the consequences of individual consumption to our environmental footprint and its contribution to the rapid warming of our planet.