Tuesday, 20 January 2009

Canadian Universities And Colleges Are Addicted To Mass Immigration Because They Need The Money.

Canadian universities and collages are typically pro mass immigration for reasons that have little to do with promoting diversity and Utopian "family of man" ideals. Their concerns are similar to those found among the "dead tree" media concentrated in Canada's major cities and those concerns are about one thing: money! There is a demographic shift that is confronting the nation that has those who make their livings in the media and education worried. Canada is getting old which is made worse by the fact that Canadians are not having enough children.

Already we have seen declines in enrollment across the country and the closings of some schools due to diminished attendance. The future does not look too bright for those graduating from the nation's teaching schools causing some to rethink their career plans. For institutions of higher learning a decrease in attendance means a decrease in operating revenue which in turn will lead to lay offs and the cancellation of less profitable courses. Education has become commodified and sold like any product on the market and so Canadian universities and collages are dependent on a steady and ever increasing demand for their products of skills training, degrees, or diplomas if they wish to remain a functioning and profitable organization. Education is the product and like any product you need buyers.

This is where immigration comes in. Canadian educational institutions, like immigration law firms and the media, can rely on immigration to inject much needed blood into drying veins irrespective of the fact that the kind of mass immigration they promote may be unnecessary and produce far reaching longterm negative consequences on society, well beyond their concerted self interests.

It doesn't matter if all that awaits the immigrant are contractual/temporary/part time/low income positions even after graduation. Indeed, such a labour market is most favourable to to sellers of higher learning because it encourages a demand for their products, keeping instructors employed, and institutions operational. This seems to be the case now as many immigrants to Canada have met professional roadblocks only to turn to Canadian universities and collages to upgrade their skills. For the observant individual one will notice schools like triOS College advertise quite heavily on multicultural programming television stations like Ontario's OMNITV.

So can we expect impartial, objective opinion to come out of academia regarding immigration? Sadly, the answer is more often than not no. Like the media such a move is suicide. The main product the media sells is audiences to advertisers and if circulation numbers are decreasing so do advertising revenue and so do the numbers employed. The Globe and Mail has announced it will shed 90 positions following an industry trend that has seen the Chicago Tribune file for bankruptcy protection, and layoffs at the L.A. Times and New York Times.

No journalist is foolish enough to question Canada's immigration policy if he or she wishes to remain employed and have their work regularly published.

So too the academic like University of Toronto's Jeffery Reitz who I can't recall once criticizing Canada's immigration system aside from the usual, and tired, "challenges of accommodation and integration" discussion and "how Canada's immigration system is failing immigrants" angle. You can discuss any problem associated with immigration except the main problem which is that Canada accepts too many immigrants most of which have no real job skills or language skills and will contribute little to the country, will compete with the most vulnerable of Canadians for jobs, and continue to maintain and inflate poverty levels in Canada's cities with the attendant social ills. But those are not the concerns of the nation's academics and journalists because after all they don't live in those neighbourhoods most affected by mass immigration policy. That's for other people.

Toronto immigration key to growing university applications

Posted: January 19, 2009, 1:17 PM by Shane Dingman
Education
Joanne Laucius, Canwest News Service


OTTAWA -- More Ontario high school students have applied to university this year than in any other than 2003, the last year of Grade 13, according to figures released Monday.

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In the past, economic downturns have produced increases in the numbers of people who want to go to university, said Mr. Genest.

He has a few other explanations for why Ontario’s numbers remain so high, despite the fact that enrolment is dropping in high schools in many districts in the province. While school boards in many areas are closing schools, the population of university-age young people in the Toronto area is still growing. Many universities in other parts of the province see Toronto as an important market for recruiting students.

Immigration patterns suggest many new Canadians have university degrees, and encourage their children to go to university, said Mr. Genest.

At the same time, other provinces are seeing stagnant or declining numbers, he said. Enrolment has flatlined in Alberta and is dropping in Atlantic Canada.

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9 comments:

Anonymous said...

First, I find the following disingenuous statement written up in MSM rather irksome, especially when describing foreign nationals who just arrived yesterday.

"Immigration patterns suggest many new Canadians......." blah, blah, blah.

New immigrants, Yes.

New "Canadians", No.

Three years is the required residency in Canada before legal immigrants can apply for citizenship, and personally speaking, I still don't recognize them as being real Canadians.... as I wouldn't be recognized a bona fide Chinese citizen or an Indian citizen in their respective countries, provided that I could even legally emigrate to these countries. I can't emigrate because I'm the wrong colour! That's not a racist act, but a world reality that white people have lost sight of through media and academia brainwashing.

Incidentally, the percentage of White people living on planet earth can be found HERE.

Your article on Canadian universities/colleges is "on the money". Academics have resorted to the oldest profession of "prostituting their services to the highest bidder" where ever they can be found.

If they can't "teach" (they can't! -- we learn by practice) they may have to actually learn a trade working with their hands to produce something of value.

...and those job layoffs at the L.A. Times and New York Times that are both strong on immigration....well, if you invite masses of illiterate, non-English speaking immigrants to your neighbourhoods, don't expect them to buy your English language newspapers!

Anonymous said...

I'm a little off-topic with this post, but think it's important enough to bring to your attention.

This applies to U.S. employment interests during these troubled economic times and I wouldn't be surprised if Canadian legislators harboured similar mind-sets when they dole out government money for job creation projects.

Oh, wait! They already discriminate against qualified Canadian workers. It's called employment-equity!

Click this LINK and scroll down to the short video to discover what legislators specifically think of hundreds of thousands of taxpaying "White male construction workers" and their families.

Anonymous said...

It even takes a New Zealand blogger to show us the errors of our ways.

Anonymous said...

We have a similar situation here in Australia where our universities are essentially being used as permanent residency visa factories for foreign, mainly Asian, students.

As this article explains:

The Australian university system helps explain the Asian influx. Higher education is almost entirely free for Australians—only three percent of citizens pay fees—but the government has reduced the education budget over the years. This means universities have come to depend on foreign students, who pay full tariff. Almost one quarter of students are now fee-paying foreigners, and they supply 15 percent of national universities budget.

Graduation with an Australian degree almost guarantees the right to live in Australia. As Dr. Wilkinson explains, “the universities market themselves as providing education but they know, and certainly their prospective applicants know, that they are marketing permanent residency visas.” “Migration agents” do a brisk business recruiting foreign fee-payers. Some low-level cram schools have become almost entirely dependent on Asians, and they lower admissions and credentialing standards to keep the tuition money rolling in.

Dr. Wilkinson notes:

“At one time in many cases the staff would have probably conceded passes in the knowledge that the students would be out of Australia soon and out of sight and out of mind. Not these days; most likely they will be applying for residency, then appointments to professional positions denied to Australian residents who have to met rigorous standards.”

Many classes are filled with people who hardly speak English, and are not much use to Australians, but anyone who complains is, of course, a “racist.”

PaxCanadiana said...

Thanks for the comments and keep sending me links. I do think they are great and would like to blog about them but I am very lazy when it comes to putting my thoughts to paper, or screen as the case may be.

I am also interested in the international attention I get albeit a very, very, very, very, (did I say very?) small amount of attention. But I am not surprised either. The concerns I raise here are not unique to Canada but are very alive and well in the U.S., Australia, and New Zealand and increasingly in Europe like the once immigrant producing countries like the U.K., Ireland, Italy and Spain which have now become immigrant receiving countries.

Our countries do have immigrant histories but that should not overshadow the fact that we have created host populations with our own histories and cultures unique to our respective nations and we should preserve and promote that. I think immigration and multiculturalism will undermine that.

pku said...

What do you mean by "Collages"? Do you mean colleges?

PaxCanadiana said...

pku:

Yes I do. Thanks for the spell check. :)

Anonymous said...

Pax,

Have you read Lawrence Auster's Huddled Cliches?

It is an excellent refutation of the many specious arguments used by open-borders advocates.

You might find it useful.

Anonymous said...

Yes, thanks