The following is from the Telegraph.
Study finds foreigners in 80pc of new jobs
By Robert Winnett, Deputy Political Editor
Last Updated: 2:41am GMT 12/12/2007
More than 80 per cent of new jobs created by Labour over the last decade have gone to foreign-born workers, a new analysis of official figures claims.
The Statistics Commission found in a study that 1.4 million of the 1.7 million jobs created since 1997 had been filled by those born overseas.
Chris Grayling, the shadow work and pensions secretary, said last night: "The reality is that for all the billions spent by Gordon Brown on welfare-to-work programmes all he actually seems to be doing is creating British jobs for foreign workers."
The Statistics Commission was asked to study the proportion of foreign workers filling new jobs in Britain following confusion over Government statistics released in the autumn.
After publishing incorrect data, ministers said that 2.1 million jobs had been created in the past decade - 54 per cent of which, or 1.1 million, had gone to foreign workers.
However, the Statistics Commission said the proportion of new jobs going to foreigners was as high as 81 per cent.
I don't know what the proportion is here in Canada. I'll chose to be optimistic and assume that it is not as high as 80%. But what we can assume is that the importation of 250,000 people a year has not contributed to job growth as promised. Nor has the Canadian standard of living improved since when Canada had a population of 25 million.
Many argue that Canada needs these immigrants because they will take the jobs Canadians will not do but they always stop that sentence prematurely so this is where you need to finish it for them. These immigrants will take jobs that Canadians will not do AT THAT PAY! Mass immigration tends to place downward pressures on pay and benefits or keep pay and benefits stagnant at best. It's simple supply and demand economics. The flooding of the Canadian labour market with a superfluous population can only hurt the most vulnerable of Canadians. I do not understand why the Canadian government and the political left take sadistic pleasure in attacking economically the poorest of Canadians by cheer leading the mass importation of immigrants primarily third world immigrants.
If many of the new jobs being created in Canada are going to recent immigrants and foreigners then how does this help Canadians get a job if a job created one day goes to an immigrant who arrived in Canada that very day. It's job created, job filled and the Canadian is still unemployed or underemployed. This is not job creation. Shouldn't the needs of Canadians come first?
In any event most of the jobs going unfilled are low skilled jobs anyways such as counter help or custodial work. It is difficult to raise families on the incomes these jobs provide. In effect what Canada is doing is creating an underclass for itself by importing 250,000 immigrants a year. You want to tackle the poverty problem then let's start by reducing Canada's immigration intake.