Quote: Originally Posted by SirJosephPorter
They would prefer that Canada shoulder as much as is possible of the burden for the worlds poor, the uneducated, the unskilled, the unhealthy and the unemployable.
That doesnít make sense, Trex. Canada is a small country, even if it does as much as it can, it will hardly make a dent in the world situation. Also, immigration policy of Canada is pretty strict, they donít admit unskilled, unhealthy and unemployable.
Canada imports talent wholesale (doctors, engineers etc.) and then treats them shabbily. While Canada can be justly proud of her immigration policies, she should be ashamed of the way she treats immigrants. There are hundreds of unemployed doctors in Toronto, delivering pizza, driving cab etc., unable to work because their qualification is not recognized by the College of Physicians and Surgeons.
But it is not right to say that Canada imports. the unskilled, the unhealthy and the unemployable
Canada is recognized world wide as the easiest "first world" country in the world to get into if you are claiming refugee status, family reunification status or just have no skills or education and are trying to get out of an underdeveloped nation.
I donít know about refugees and family reunification (although I do support policies friendly to family reunification), but Canada does not admit people with no skills or education. Canada admits immigrants who have skills in short supply in Canada.
Overall, I think Canadaís immigration policy is just right and the accolade it received is well deserved.
If you read my statement a little more carefully you would see that I was referring to a UN statement.
They said what they said.
And of course they said it because Canada is the easiest First World nation to get into.
Exactly why else do you suppose the UN would say what they did about Canada?
Canada's immigration policy is pretty strict for other First World nationals.
We tend to be reciprocal in nature when dealing with First World nations.
However its immigration policies for allowing in immigrants from the third world are about the easiest on the planet.
Thus the UN accolades.
As to family reunification and refugee claimants we are again about the most lax nation on earth.
Thus again the UN accolades.
As to allowing in skilled professionals and treating them poorly.
For one thing there are many more desirable countries for the top flight and highly skilled to go to .
As far as cherry picking the best and brightest Canada has not done that well in the past.
The USA, Austria, Switzerland, Norway, Sweden,Japan and Belgium any many other nations have higher equivalent pay scales and higher standards of living.
The best and the brightest get better offers from those nations.
We tend to get the second string guys.
Small country and all.
And as to your statements about hundreds of unemployed Doctors driving cabs.
There is a thread starter called something like "Why are brain surgeons driving Taxi's in Canada" or the like.
It's all been addressed there.
The only Doctors driving cabs in Toronto most likely are:
Unable to verify their education.
Unable to verify their C.V's
Unable to verify where they went to University.
Unable to verify what courses they took or passed.
Unable to verify their grades.
Unable to verify any legitimate contact people or professors.
But they are able to whip out a photocopied back-room medical diploma that came from Uttar Pradesh and is utterly laughable.
Do you really think that legitimate foreign medical students do not know how to network or ask their Professors what the requirements and certifications for Canada consist of?
How stupid do you think foreign medical students are?
Take it from me.
They are not stupid.
In fact the med students are on the whole very, very bright.
They know more or less exactly what they need to do, what tests and certifications they may need to re-qualify and what if any courses or intern work they need to redo in Canada.
I have been working out of the country for 18 years now.
8 in South Asia alone.
I have pretty much every scam and hard luck story there is.
Some of them are driving cabs in Toronto.
And what really pisses me off is, they don't even know where they are going as cabdrivers.