Quote: Originally Posted by DurkaDurka
I always thought Chinese immigrants rarely depended on the govt for assistance and find work quickly provided they have the community support of places like Vancouver, Toronto etc.
We can assume many of them don't find jobs as immigrants decades ago, who were mostly from Europe, got nothing. Like my dad.
According to the Vancouver Sun today, July 20/11, page B2, no link yet, immigration numbers are thus:
30% - economic immigrants, who got into Canada based on skills or a job offer
56% - of of immigrants are spouses, or family class
14% - refugees (not immigrants, the article discusses the number of newcomers to the country)
So over half the immigrants that come here, are based on family connections, not whether they have the skills to work here. So they need settlement money to adjust, and some get it forever being seniors. If we just let in economic migrants and made them marry Canadians, we wouldn't have ethnic cities and they would become Canadians faster. The new political immigrant reality requires a lot of taxpayer cash. I disagree with the current policy. Time to put multiculturalism on a tight budget.