People are outraged after learning that Leftist Niagara Region councillors are lobbying for migrant workers to be identified as a priority group for receiving COVID-19 vaccinations ahead of Canadian citizens. Niagara region has many farms that use migrant workers to fill their labour needs. Seniors citizens are at a higher risk of developing negative health effects from COVID-19 and should be prioritized over Migrant workers for vaccinations.
With millions of Canadians unemployed, due to the pandemic, the Trudeau Government has committed to raising immigration levels 117% to 401,000 in 2021, the highest rate in Canadian history. Immigration Minister Marco Mendicino said yesterday. This year’s quota eclipses the previous record of 400,900 immigrants set in 1913: “Those who possess the skills and experience will accelerate our economic recovery.”
With millions of Canadians unemployed due to the pandemic, the Trudeau Government still allowed 322,815 foreign workers into Canada in 2020.
Allowing foreign workers to do lower-skilled, entry-level jobs harms students, new grads and the unemployed. Wages are suppressed, which makes it less likely Canadian workers will want to move from high-jobless areas to lower-unemployment regions.
The unconstitutional lockdowns imposed by the Trudeau Government has prompted some recent immigrants to leave Canada and return to their countries of origin, where there is more freedom.
The number of permanent residents who have been in Canada for less than five years declined by four per cent to 1,019,000 by the end of 2020 from 1,060,000 the year before, according to an analysis of Statistics Canada’s labour force survey that measures the number of workers between 15 and 65 years old by their immigration status.
The data shows that the number of permanent residents who have been in Canada for five to 10 years also dropped from 1,170,000 in 2019 to 1,146,000 in 2020.
The Trudeau Government is bringing in approximately 33,417 immigrants per month into Canada during the pandemic, in order to meet its target of 401,000 for 2021. Due to the travel restrictions Canada’s Immigration rate was cut to 184,370 in 2020; in an effort to make up for the low number of new immigrants the Trudeau Government upped the targets over the next three years — increasing from 401,000 this year to 421,000 in 2023. https://www.cicnews.com/2021/02/canada-on-track-to-meet-2021-immigration-targets-bloomberg-reports-0217300.html#gs.uyqy7r
The top three source countries for immigration into Canada are India, China and the Philippines. https://www.cicnews.com/2020/06/where-are-canadas-immigrants-coming-from-in-2020-0614659.html#gs.uyvgsf
With mass unemployment and economic devastation, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Justin Trudeau still plans on bringing 401,000 immigrants into Canada in 2021. With employment prospects being low, many of these immigrants will go on taxpayer funded government welfare programs. A moratorium on immigration should be placed until the pandemic is over and the economy recovers.
Government of Canada’s Immigration Levels Plan for 2021-2023. Canada aims to welcome 401,000 new permanent residents in 2021, 411,000 in 2022, and 421,000 in 2023. https://www.canada.ca/en/immigration-refugees-citizenship/news/notices/supplementary-immigration-levels-2021-2023.html
During the worst pandemic in history, and with record unemployment, Justin Trudeau allowed 184,370 immigrants to enter Canada in 2020. Many new immigrants will be a burden on Canadian taxpayers since few jobs are available and they will have to rely on government services. https://www.bnnbloomberg.ca/immigration-to-canada-falls-by-half-on-pandemic-disruptions-1.1562867