Immigration and Canadian Economics
This paper looks at the issue of immigration in Canada as it relates to the economy.
# 102978 | 1,717 words | 8 sources | APA | 2008 |
Published on Apr 08, 2008 in Political Science (Fiscal Policy (economy)) , Canadian Studies (Government and Government Policy) , Canadian Studies (Economics and Finance) , Economics (General) , Labor Studies (General) , Hot Topics (Immigration)
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In this article, the writer discusses that with the large increase of immigrants arriving in the last part of the twentieth century and the beginning of the twenty-first, Canada has seen some economic benefits, but these benefits are far outweighed by the burden of increased immigration. The writer points out that the government, in an attempt to bolster the Canadian economy, has sought to increase immigration, and thus increase their country's economic status. The writer maintains that immigration is beneficial in many ways, for it does offer a fix for some ails, and it also creates a larger workforce. However, the writer concludes that immigration alone cannot answer or strengthen Canada's economy other than in a superficial and short term way.
From the Paper:"This large immigration rate is not a result of chance or of Canada suddenly becoming the new land of opportunity as the United States did in the late 1800's and the early 1900's. It is not because there is a new Lady Liberty placed in Toronto or Vancouver calling for the worlds poor huddled masses. Rather this increase in immigration is due to an intentional government policy change. The government, in an attempt to bolster the Canadian economy, has sought to increase immigration, and thus increase their country's economic status. Canada has long suffered from a shortage of labor and an economy that at times was strong and suffered greatly at others. One way that they addressed the issue was to create programs that would allow the current population to meet the labor shortage. Initially, that seemed to work, but it could not truly answer the labor shortage for several years."
Sample of Sources Used:
- Sowell, Thomas. (1996). Migrations and Cultures. New York: BasicBooks.
- Dolen Benjamin, and Young Margaret. 2004. "Canada's Immmigration Program." Retrieved April 2, 2007 fromhttp://www.parl.gc.ca/information/library/PRBpubs/bp190-e.htm
- "Facts and Figures". 2005. CIC Canada. Retrieved April 2, 2007 from http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/pub/facts2005/overview/01.html.
- Lowenstein, Roger. (July 9, 2006). "The Immigration Equation." The New York Times. Retrieved April 2, 2007 from http://www.nytimes.com/2006/07/09/magazine/09IMM.html?pagewanted=2&ei=5088&en=45962e550ceea8df&ex=1310097600&adxnnl=0&partner=rssnyt&emc=rss&adxnnlx=1175541059-7eczYTyqWh/z6rS1DaYcpg.
- Fraser Institute. September, 2005. "Immigration and the Welfare State in Canada". Retrieved April 2, 2007 from http://www.fraserinstitute.ca/admin/books/files/Immigration.pdf.
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