No kidding! That’s what the Wall Street Journal reported over the weekend in it’s longish front page story entitled, ‘Canada seeks immigrants who fit better.’
Revisit my post yesterday about ‘Little Mogadishu’ in Toronto before reading on. Ha! Ha! I wonder what gave them the first clue that certain immigrants today aren’t integrating or helping the economic health of Canada. The problem for Canada (and the US) is that hard left open borders advocates think they can tame the barbarians and you can be sure they are already hard at work to undermine this plan.
TORONTO—As American lawmakers debate how to revamp U.S. immigration policy, Canada has embarked on a major immigration overhaul of its own aimed at choosing newcomers who are a better fit for its economy and society.
This August, Canada began to accept its first immigrants under part of an overhaul that puts greater emphasis on factors such as an applicant’s job skills and fluency in English or French.
A major objective: Fix what the Canadian government sees as a growing economic chasm between locals and many of the immigrants that Canada’s old applicant-screening system selected—a chasm it worries could spark the sort of immigration-related social tension that has flared in other developed countries. [Hint to the WSJ and the Canadian government it isn't all about who makes more money---this is a cultural war between 'civilization and barbarism.'---ed]
Canada accepts more immigrants per capita than any of the Group of Seven most-advanced economies. The country, which has officially embraced multiculturalism for decades, won mostly praise for how it selects newcomers, particularly through a points system that tries to evaluate an applicant’s ability to thrive economically.
But since the 1970s, pay among new arrivals has increasingly fallen further behind pay of locals. And some Canadians question whether immigrants are integrating well enough into Canadian society.
The WSJ reporter states the obvious! Canadians have had it with this multicultural bulls***.
By some measures, public opinion also appears to have tilted away from Canada’s traditional open-armed multiculturalism.
Canadians went through a round of soul-searching last year after the high-profile convictions of three Afghan family members who murdered four other members they deemed too Westernized. In a December survey, 70% of respondents said too many immigrants aren’t adopting Canadian values, up from 58% in 2005, according to Environics Institute, a Toronto research group.
Editors note regarding the graph above. European countries, and Canada too obviously, lump all ‘Asians’ together leaving you with the notion it’s mostly some nice Chinese grannies running dry cleaning businesses filling up the ‘Asia’ category. To get a more accurate idea of who is coming, those from Muslim countries should have their own separate category on such a graph.
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