Canada’s Immigration Policy

There’s a post on Canada’s immigration policy at Law & Liberty by Grant Havers you might be interested. Here are some highlights:

The new system assigned scores based on the following criteria:

  • education and training
  • personal character
  • occupational demand
  • occupational skill
  • age
  • pre-arranged employment
  • knowledge of English or French
  • the presence of a relative in Canada

If potential immigrants demonstrated that they could benefit Canada’s economy, they would receive a high score and be accepted. They could also sponsor immediate family members in the bargain, although distant relatives would still have to undergo the points-system assessment. (In 1976, this restriction was lifted, based on the proviso that immigrants who sponsored distant relatives would provide financial care for them for up to 10 years.)

That’s similar to the systems that prevail in Australia and New Zealand. If you’ve visited any of them you can testify that they’re not exactly racist hellholes.

Given our persistent low demand for low-skilled workers, evinced by persistent low wages, it’s long past the time we should be considering following their lead.

12 comments… add one
  • Gray Shambler Link

    But Canada, Australia, or New Zealand don’t share a border with a third world nation whose economic policy is emigration.
    Apples and oranges.

  • All the more reason for a skills-based immigration policy.

  • Gray Shambler Link

    But they are ignoring our policy and walking straight in, counting on unending public goodwill towards them by acting like pitiful refugees. As anyone would who wanted to be treated as a pitiful refugee. Like a girl or boy on a first date, they put their best foot forward.
    Only later, when they are past the borders guards and the sun goes down, we find out too late who they really are.

  • steve Link

    “we find out too late who they really are.”

    People who want to work for a living, which we already knew.

    I have no problem using something like this system. Note that his is separate from accepting refugees. Canada now accepts more refugees than the US, with a population about 10% of ours. So just take all of the numbers and multiply by 10 to get an idea of what Canada does compared with the US.


  • TastyBits Link

    @Gray Shambler

    … we find out too late who they really are. […]

    Other than woke-progressives, they are the finest humans that have ever walked the earth, which we already knew.

  • PD Shaw Link

    Two-third of Canadians believe refugees streaming across its Southern border has created a crisis.

  • I don’t know whether to laugh or to cry.

  • steve Link

    The details are interesting.

    “Regionally, it’s notable that Quebec – the province where the vast majority of irregular border crossings have taken place – is not significantly more likely than other regions to say such crossings amount to a crisis. Rather, it is Prairie residents – whose provinces have seen comparatively few asylum-seekers cross irregularly in 2018 – who are most likely to say Canada’s ability to handle this situation is at its limit:”

    Also, half the people overestimate how many people are crossing. Just like in the US, they think that most of these people are coming for economic opportunity, ie wanting to work for a living. Imagine that, even the conservatives in Canada are woke, whatever that really means. (Doncha love it when you say people want to work and someone equates that with being the finest people on earth? While I think wanting to work for your living is a excellent character trait, not sure it is a sign of being the best people on earth. Certainly one of the best though.)


  • Gray Shambler Link

    OK, fine people.
    This is an image of desperate Central American refugees riding “The Beast” a freight train north thru Mexico, taken off news media, photographed passing under a road and panning for the camera.
    Look at their hands, closely. These are not Texas Longhorn fans. These are “crip killas”, and their message couldn’t be more clear, we’re coming, and we’re coming to seize control of the drug business.–/YXBwaWQ9YXBlY21lZGlhO3NtPTE7dz00NTA7aD0zMDQ7aWw9cGxhbmU-/

  • Guarneri Link

    Resolved: Dave Schuler is a xenophobic scumbag, a truly horrid man who overstates our problems on the border – along with, uh, er, crazies like Jeh Johnson – and steve, and Canadians, are sober angels.

    Good to know.

  • steve Link

    So all I have to do to prove that all conservatives are evil is to find a couple who did bad stuff, then I can smear all of them? That won’t be hard.

    “Resolved: Dave Schuler is a xenophobic scumbag”

    Put down the scotch.


  • Gray Shambler Link

    then I can smear all of them?

    That’s when you get the dopamine rush.

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