The "Unbenefits" of Immigration

by Cynthia_pare on Avril 10, 2016 - 10:46pm


    Immigrants can bring a lot to a community. In my past article I talked about how the U.S. is not a very accommodating and welcoming country. Now, by using the article “Canada’s Skilled Worker Immigration Regulation and its Impact on the Canadian Economy” by Manjula N Variyam against all odds I will try to demonstrate through this short news summary that Americans had made the great decision by not investing too much on their immigrants. Economically talking for the hosting country it is hard to gain from them. There is so much to pay before they actually contribute as much as a natives. I will keep Canada as an example, since they had been welcoming a lot of foreigners each year since a long time and they are still waiting for beneficial results.      

    We all think that Canada’s economy relies a lot on their immigrants, but in fact they depend a lot the country. As new citizens they should contribute as any other Canadian to the rolling of the economy. The system favorises what they called “skilled workers” whom is anyone that scores at least 60 points over 100 on a test based on the individual’s skills. They look at the new comer’s background, which is based on his education, his capacity in French or English, his age, his experience, employment and finally on his adaptability. They have to go through all this, because Canada needs to be sure that the economical gain will be positive. However, even with all this procedure no benefit can be seen so far. Fifteen years is the average number of years that is required to catch up with native-born. They have to be able to pay their taxes and manage to be quite independent of the services to be considered as “beneficial” citizens. It is almost impossible, since even if they are educated and had working experiences in the past they are not recognised other than in the test. So, I do not actually see the use. Canada, then has to reeducate them, which obviously has a cost or if they go on the labour market they do not have access to the high class, so they end up doing jobs that canadian do not want to do, which are often not very fee-chargings. So, you can understand that if they do not have a lot of money it is hard to contribute to the economy. So, I can now understand a little more Americans’ point of view. It has to be a minimum beneficial for both sides and yet Canada has not seen positive results. The system certainly has to be revised.

    The impact that this News summary can provide on the article I earlier wrote is surprisingly to make Canadians think instead of Americans, because it is great to host 25, 000 syrians refugees, but how will they gain for this gentle act. They have to care of them, most of them do not even speak English or French. Plus, they will have to be reeducated. Yes, I agree that it is awesome to be the savior of the situation, but when will they be paid back?