Wednesday, 15 July 2009

'Canadian Experience': Protecting The Incomes Of Canada's Professional Class From The Negative Effects Of Mass Immigration.

Here is a Toronto Star piece on an Ontario law that will fine foreign trained accountants if they advertise their foreign credentials in the promotion of their businesses.

For more than a decade, Martin Saxton, an accountant originally from Scotland who now has a Toronto business, has printed the professional credentials he earned in the U.K. on his business cards and resum├ęs.

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But now he, like other foreign-trained accountants, fears he will be penalized under a recent Ontario law. Under Bill 158, Saxton says he will have to stop using his U.K. professional designation in promoting his business, or face a fine of up to $10,000.

The fear is the law will target two internationally recognized accouting credentials: Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) and the U.K.-based Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA).

They say that the law will create a barrier to working here. Well that is the point. Only Canada's working class is supposed to suffer the costs of mass immigration not Canada's professional classes like lawyers, doctors, engineers, and accountants and even journalists and politicians.

It is bizarre and discriminatory that immigrants who have received training in advanced western countries like the U.K., the U.S., Australia, and elsewhere have been denied the opportunity to work their professions simply because they don't have the right letters after their name or some petty Canadian professional association hasn't given them permission.

It's a farce. Indeed, the entire "Canadian experience" reason is an absolute joke. I know not all immigrants with foreign credentials meet Canadian standards but can that be said of immigrants trained in the U.K. or the U.S. for that matter? How is working as an engineer in France any different than working as an engineer in Canada? What does "Canadian experience" even mean?

Canada's professional classes need these kinds of laws to protect their incomes from the downward pressure a job market flooded with immigrant labour will have on them and apparently the government is there to protect this preferred segment of the population. No such protection exists for the working class.

3 comments:

mickfly said...

We have seen first hand how immigrants hurt immigrants too.
After being 'recruited' by a Canadian company we feel shafted by the Gov't which allows the companies to bring people in on the PNP scheme then uses us to keep wages down.
The company who employed us has just lowered their rates to all drivers, because of the economic downturn, but maybe it's just because they can, after all there will be a steady stream of mugs willing to lose everything for a better life in Canada.
We are now back in the UK, which is a shame (for us) as we loved Canada and the people (I have many relatives there who originated from an influx in 1910).
Our nightmare is here...
http://cathincanada.blogspot.com/

Anonymous said...

"Only Canada's working class is supposed to suffer the costs of mass immigration not Canada's professional classes like lawyers, doctors, engineers, and accountants and even journalists and politicians."

The "journalists" highlight is referenced to your essay on the The Toronto Star awhile back, where a staff photo was comprised of 100% of all White faces.

Yet, that same hypocritical newspaper is notorious for flaunting the "joys of diversity" and blatant promotion of multi-racialism at every opportunity as seen between their daily pages.

P.S.

Pax, do you have a "search" widget on your blog?

Anonymous said...

As Ann Coulter put it:

"Something tells me the immigration debate would be different if we were importing millions of politicians or Hollywood agents. You lose your job, while I keep my job at the Endeavor agency, my Senate seat, my professorship, my editorial position or my presidency. (And I get a maid!)"

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