OAS sits at around $12K a year.... A dream come true for any immigrant. If they want to live in a tent.
A typical scheme by senior immigrants is that they get their Canadian citizenship under the family unification program. After the sponsorship time has expired, they ( seniors) claim they are abandoned by their kids so these seniors for claim GIS (Guar. Income supplement) which amounts to about $30k /yr. All legal under present laws.
Your absolutley wrong, you don't need to be here for 40 yrs to receive old age benefit, just a Canadian citizen will do and adjusted for the yrs you have been here.
You really are not very well informed are you? I don't think you work for immigration Can. Surly they would employ brighter people than you seem to be.
Racist, because I don't agree with present immigration policies ? ? Another example of a clear lack of intellence!!
Go back to school, you are grossly in need of some education.
Depending where you immigrate from you can collect CPP and pension from your place of origin and actually sometime contribute more to the economy than being a native born Canadian.
CRA has no issues taxing foreign sourced retirement income the same way as domestic.
My apologies if this has been asked or explained before and I missed it. Why is it so difficult for professionals from other countries (i.e. doctors, lawyers, etc) to be in their profession in Canada? In Edmonton, I know a doctor from another country who is driving a cab and a lawyer from another country who is a janitor in a school. (and they both do speak perfect English) Is it an issue because of the countries they are from?? (however, in a town in northeast Alberta the 2 main doctors in the hospital are from South Africa)
To continue to build Canada, and to continue to immigrate a lot of people to do this, the one piece of information that we need is more information on the type of people that can best build Canada. And this is where we need more stats so that we can make the right decisions. As mentioned before, this would be a start;
- by country of origin;
Yes, well Stats Canada collects information on country of origin already, but in case you missed it this year, our Statistics Canada was weakened by narrow ideological nonsense.
In 2010, Canda took in 187,000 "economic" immigrants. Of the 187,000, 110,000 were spouses and dependents of principle applicants. They are bogus economic immigrants. Also in 2010, the country took in 60,000 family class immigrants, and 25,000 refugees. 280,000 immigrants came in, divide 195,000/280,000 = 70%. So, 70% of immigrants are non-economic. Thus they need huge govt support to survive.
Preliminary tables – Permanent and temporary residents, 2010 (external - login to view)
If five less immigrants came per year, and I got the tax dough instead, I'd get $17,500 per year. $3400*5 = $17,500 Half would be okay too. I want to give Canadians a break.
Why do you think the bail outs come out of your pocket? What do you think will happens when your share of debt is worth more than you are?
Stats on race are useless. No one can draw any real conclusions by looking at how Asians, for example, adapt to life in Canada, because Asian communities in Canada do not form on the basis of being Asian, they form along cultural and national lines (Chinese, Korean, Filipino, etc.). Race would be a false category. It is more useful to track people as a community based around culture and shared heritage. If the community remains cohesive (like the Chinese community in Vancouver) then it's useful to track that community's development in Canada - at least for informational purposes and to measure the success of integration. Incidentally, the Chinese community is extremely successful in Canada.Quote has been trimmed, See full post:
Does this say something about Chinese people? Well, Chinese people in other places aren't as successful and sometimes they are more successful. Chinese people in China are all differently successful (most of them poor). What factors into Chinese success in Canada is not some racial characteristic or cultural one. Some culture yes, but probably more an immigrant culture not a Chinese one. It's mostly circumstance, I'd say. It is certainly circumstance in China and there are places in the world where the Chinese diaspora makes up ruling elite.
If the community was no longer cohesive, statistics would be less significant. But their conditions in earlier times could still affect them. The Chinese community at the moment is largely urban. If the Chinese...
In case you didn't know, Dear confused is you. Race is real, one of those things in the world that isn't properly scientific but exists anyway. And tracking different peoples/races in Canada is a fascinating sociological exercise. Everyone is doing it, which I guess makes it okay. But I'm not making any money off it, I'm losing in fact. Paying people to come here?!?!?!?!
If it makes you feel bettter, I suggest tracking people by country of origin to Canada. The poor performing countries get to send fewer immigrants and the better performing countries more. This is what companies do with poor performing salespeople and waiters, you're in the bottom in sales for three months? You're fired!