A recent study has it that Canadians have lately become more appreciative of immigrants in Canada over the past year. It is finally clear to them that immigrants go a long way in building their economy and increasing the country’s population. The citizens are now more comfortable about the immigration levels and finally understand that immigrants are not a threat to the Canadians’ jobs. Environics Institute, a non-profit organization, held a public opinion, evaluated the results, and presented their report. The organization promotes original social research about various issues revolving around public policy and social change. The telephone-based interview involved 2000 Canadians and was held from September 8 through 23, 2020.
According to the survey, the majority of Canadians are not for the idea that a lot of immigrants are not legitimate and are not adhering to Canadian values. A five to one margin of Canadians believe that the country is a better place with the immigrants in it. This is probably attributed to the cultural diversity that the immigrants bring along, creating a diverse community. Based on the study report, the most outstanding aspect of the current immigration trend is that it is taking place all over the country and in every demographic segment of the population.
Are Canadian Immigration Levels Too High?
Sixty-six percent of Canadians are against the idea that immigration levels are incredibly high. The figure is a three percent increase compared to the 2019s results and the highest of all studies since 1977. Most segments of the Canadian population are now showing a positive attitude towards immigrants. The opinion changes are particularly vivid among Albertans, people who make lower earnings, and the first-generation Canadians. Positive opinions about immigration levels cut across Atlantic Canada and Canadians who are well educated and those who have higher pay.
The study also found that 66 percent of citizens aged between 18 to 24 disown the idea of too high immigration levels, which is a reduction of 7 percent. Also, 67 percent of 45 and above citizens disagree with the statement, which is 8 percent up the percentage points.