Monday, September 20, 2010

Immigration to Canada - Upsides and Downsides Part II

Immigration to Canada – Upside
  • Safety
  • Normal childhood
  • Reuniting families
  • Opportunities for education
  • Community and support
  • Welcomed regardless of race/religion/colour
  • Job opportunities
  • Low crime rate
  • Rated #1 country to live in by the United Nations
  • Health care
  • Employment insurance
  • Canada pension
  • Family allowance
  • Long life expectancy
  • Good future for children

Immigration to Canada – Downside
  • Canada does not recognize many degrees, diplomas and certificates from other countries
  • While there are job opportunities, many immigrants have to take jobs that are much below their abilities
  • Immigrants don’t necessarily have credit ratings and can’t therefore get loans for cars or houses
  • Some immigrants feel that their accents cause employers to think twice about hiring them
  • Often can’t afford or are unable to return to their country of birth
  • Sometimes tears families apart
  • Immigration is arduous, difficult, complicated and costly
  • Sometimes immigrants can’t live where they want – for economic reasons they may have to live elsewhere
  • Adjustment to weather can be difficult

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