2013 Immigration Levels Planning: Public and Stakeholder Consultation
This concludes the online questionnaire. Do you have any additional comments about Canada’s immigration system regarding levels and mix?
I have just taken the survey and these are my concluding comments:
If you want to protect and preserve Canada, stop immigration for at least 50 years.
Do not import workers when Canadians have no jobs.
Do not force Canadians to compete with affirmative action and minority quotas implemented by every major industry in Canada, as well as government jobs.
Do not lure immigrants with university diplomas to Canada only to ask them to return to school.
Do not import people who will live on social welfare.
Do not humiliate hard working Canadians forcing them to pay for parasitical immigrants.
Take care of those who are already in Canada and respect the laws of this country.
Do not import people whose only goal is to re-create their mini-societies or change our mainstream society to be accommodated.
Shifting immigration from European to non-European was not only a huge mistake, but also a cultural crime.
Canada IS a Christian country, founded by French, English and Aboriginal peoples.
The languages spoken in public services in Canada should be only those of the above mentioned groups.
I am an immigrant myself and I consider that being in Canada is a privilege, not a right.
I am here to contribute to the mainstream society, not to “my community”.
My community IS Canada, my people IS the Canadian people.
People claim to have chosen Canada to “give their children a better education”, but send their children to their religious schools.
People come to Canada and want to change our society to fit with their own customs and traditions.
How far can Canada go with accommodating everyone?
How long will it take until certain groups will demand to change the national anthem, our country’s name and require certain languages to be listed as official languages of Canada?
Jason (allow me to call you Jason), I deeply respect and admire you.
I hope that one day I’ll have the honour of meeting with you and discussing immigration related issues.
Please, take care of our Canada.
Thank you and good luck!
About this consultation
Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) is conducting consultations with stakeholders and the public on immigration levels planning.
The purpose of this consultation is to seek your feedback on immigration to Canada, specifically on the total number of new permanent residents Canada should welcome (“immigration levels”) and how this overall total should be distributed among immigration categories (the “mix”). The consultation will explore a number of issues related to three main questions:
What is the appropriate level of immigration for Canada? Should the number of immigrants per year change?
What is the appropriate distribution – or mix – between the number of economic immigrants, family class immigrants and refugees/persons admitted on humanitarian grounds?
Economic immigration is recognized as a key immigration objective for Canada’s long-term economic growth. What role can immigration play to support Canada’s economy?
A report on the consultations, including a summary of responses to this online consultation questionnaire, will be available on the CIC website in fall 2012 or winter 2013.
Before you begin
This online consultation will take about 30 to 45 minutes to complete. Your participation is voluntary and answers will be reported in aggregate form (will not be attributed to specific individuals or organizations in the summary report).
Prior to completing the questionnaire, please read the background document. This serves to give you a sense of some of the challenges and realities we face as we strive to best answer the difficult questions involved in managing Canada’s immigration system.
We appreciate your time and input in this consultation process.