Written by Crispin Aranda
Posted on July 6, 2016 | Updated July 13, 2016 |
Right on the heels of Brexit and the emergent call of Scotland, France and other EU member countries about remaining or breaking away from the European Union, Canada has initiated a nationwide consultation on how Canada's immigration program should define Canadian citizens and residents 150 years from now.
Canada’s National Discussion on Immigration
How would its citizens and residents want Canada to look 150 years from now? Would you fit the profile of immigrants Canada wants in the next years, decades and even more than a century hence?
This in essence, is what the national conversation on immigration seeks to determine through a wide-ranging consultation nationwide.
Historically, Canada’s immigration laws, regulations and policies change course with the strength and direction of political winds and economic currents. The House of Common members are elected on five-year terms; senators with permanent tenure till age 75. Prime Ministers in turn man the oars, changing direction either at mid-sea or upon arrival at the next port.
Since Canada is not insulated from global developments, this “national conversation” is seen as a need to validate the program thrusts of the Trudeau government as to the type of immigrants Canada wants in the next five years at least, when and how many for a specified period and how much intending immigrants need to pay to stay – temporarily or otherwise.
Please note that the national conversation is limited to stakeholders in Canada. permanent residents included.
Incidentally, the national conversation came on the heels of Brexit and the portent of Europe disintegrating, putting Canada on the crosshairs of millions of immigrants who need freedom of movement and better opportunities inside a country with Open Doors instead of one in a Closed Europe.
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The submissions, including any personal, identifying information or contact information, accompanying the submission is protected under Canada's Privacy Act and is included in the personal information bank PSU 914 and PSU 938 and found on INFOSOURCE.
We will not consider any submission that includes:
Those participating should be aware that they are "consenting to, and acknowledging that s/he has read, understood, and agree that the submission, or portions thereof, may be published on the Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship website, included in publicly available reports on the consultation, and compiled with other responses to the consultation in an open-data submission on Open.Canada.ca, unless the survey participate indicates it is to be treated as confidential.
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