Wednesday, 10 November 2010

Mocking Diversity: Canada Accepts Too Many Immigrants From Too Few Source Countries.

I argue that not only does Canada accept too many immigrants for its own good, it is importing them from too few source countries. According to this report it appears a growing number of Canadians agree.

Forget changing whether we take more family immigrants or skilled workers, a new poll shows Canadians want to shake up the selection of countries from which we select immigrants.

A Leger Marking poll of 1,503 Canadians found that 40% of Canadians say the government should limit immigrants from certain countries in order to change the mix of immigrants coming to Canada.

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In 2009, close to one-third of all new immigrants to Canada came from just three countries - China (29,049), Phillipines (27,277) and India (26,122).

When we add in the rest of the Asian nations approximately half of all immigrants to Canada, if not more, come from one region of the world. Simply stated Canada is importing too many Asian immigrants.

In Toronto immigration means Chinese, Indians, Filipinos, and then everyone else. I'm sure it is the same across the nation. Though Toronto's motto is the Orwellian sounding "Diversity is our strength" the immigrants Toronto mostly receives mocks that motto because they are anything but diverse since three nations make up the lion's share of immigrant producing countries.

Now, this wouldn't be a bad thing if Canada was an Asian nation itself but it is not (at least not yet). The rapid introduction of a people into a host society that is dissimilar to it causes integration problems and societal stresses in the form of racism, distrust, prejudice, a lost sense of community and belonging, among others. The end effect is colonialism, not nation building.

17 comments:

alvincam said...

It is a discriminatory practice to have one third of Canada's immigrants come from just three countries which are China, India, and the Philippines. Each country should be allowed as much immigration as the next one. It was mainly the European immigrant who built this country. The overpopulation of Asian countries and some African countries has lead to poverty. I would not want that to happen to Canada. It's time to change the present immigration policy. Multiculturalism is all countries, not just three.

Anonymous said...

Canada isn't an asian country...yet. lol. This is true.
I live in Vancouver, Canada. I would say it's probably 70% asian and climbing. Myself and even my friend have encountered countless situations where everyone but us walking on a street will be black-hair bobbed asians. And we're not in Chinatown!
Where are the blacks? Where are the Hawaiians? Where are the Swedes?

Another note. I have visited Hawaii twice in the past year. Hawaii is a "white-minority" state. But you don't have to be told that. You'll notice it on the streets as well. It's all Japanese, Chinese and philipinos there.

Is there something going on we're not being told about?

Another crazy stat. In one year, China has enough new babies born to replace the entire population of Canada. In just one year!
That means you, your family, your friends, everyone you used to go to school with -- everyone -- can be replaced in one year by the country of China.

Feel disposable and unimportant? Think the bankers, financial institutions and global business elites really give a darn about you? Pfff.

Anonymous said...

Yah I think a certain historical figure had the right idea but poorly executed..

Anonymous said...

They work cheap

Anonymous said...

Althou I am an immigrant, I think the over population has become a world wide proble, I expect one day the birth control will become a world policy.

Anonymous said...

This is so sad, immigration used to be a great thing for our country but now were accepting too many immigrants and they don't want to change their lifestyles to blend with Canadian society. When is enough going to be enough....there seems to be more immigrants than Canadians. I hate to say it but the thought that immigration creates diversity and that we are a big mixing pot is not the case any longer. People that immigrate tend to stick with "their kind" and therefore don't join in the Canadian lifestyle and activities. I can see this being a extremely dangerous situation in the future ex; racism, overpopulation, certain areas will be know as (some already are) the White side of town, Thats where all the Indians live...ect..

Anonymous said...

Anonymous. Chinese, Philipine, East Indian is all Canada particularly Toronto has now. White people give Chinese and other nationalities jobs .Try and get a job off of them. The shooting at the Eatons Center probably not from a White Canadian. We have more class then that. Who Gave the Pinos jobs at immigration Canada.

Anonymous said...

Well said. I am open to the idea of immigration, my parents are Italian immigrants. However in Canada all the immigration comes from Asia and Africa. Where are the Italians, Germans, Greeks, Austrians etc... I value my European heritage and see it dying quickly in Toronto.

Anonymous said...

I can't speak to the immigration into other large cities in canada but in toronto the immigration picture is not one of diversity but rather a few ethnicities dominating. I understand that immigration has made this country what it is today but at some point the brakes may need to be applied. When the Irish immigrated in the 1800's the government gave grants to have them settle and develop certain areas, today's immigration is a flood of people coming into already established cities. I feel they should be offered immigration on the condition that they settle in less congested areas and aide those smaller economies thrive and grow. Toronto is becoming unbearable for the white minority, yet we are told to be accepting and accommodating to the immigrant population.

Anonymous said...

I have noticed over the last 25 years or so the massive amount of immigration into Canada from India, China, Korea, Phillipines and other Asian countries. More and more everywhere I go all I see is Asians and East Indians. Our schools, hospitals, and other major places are all being filled up and overloaded with immigrants who dont 'Mix" with us native people, ( born in Canada) and they refuse to abide by Canadian values and culture. I find myself being in disputes with Asians at Pharmacies or other places listening to them "tell me" the rules or pushing their ways on me when they cant even speak English and they dont care what im used to. I find our schools are overloaded and the education quality is going down, our house prices are rising from Asian/east Indian buyers buying everything up and making houses out of reach. Our hospitals are over crowded with Asians and East Indians in our Emergency rooms like Damn Flies. NONE of these immigrants have paid one cent into our tax system that pays for all these services yet they come here and milk the heck out of them which costs us a massive amount of money. I am NOT Racist one bit but a much more BALANCED immigration system is needed and fast. I am finding myself being mad and more and more starting to majorlly dislike these immigrants as they literally take our country over. Its NOT Canadian's Fault that they Over-populated their own countries and now want to come here and live a better life. I am not alone either as alot of people I know are totally hating these Asians and East Indians and want them gone out of Canada. Theres way more gangs and shootings and pretty much all of them are from Immigrant gangs. Racism is fast becoming a problem in Canada and soon it will be a major issue and people are going to start seperating themselves into White only groups areas etc. Like I said im not Racist, I love all people from all lands but this is a major problem and our govt better wakeup and stop all this asian/east indian immigration before its a problem thats to big to fix easily. Time to limit Asian and East Indian immigration into Canada, asap.





Anonymous said...

Ok look, I know Europeans weren't the first to discover this or live in North America but we are here and aren't leaving. Stop saying "well unless you are a native you are an immigrant. When North America was first colonized the industrial revolution was in its infancy and the worlds population was under 2 billion. now the world is getting overpopulated and it's mostly India and China and look how over crowded and polluted they are.

Anonymous said...

I am against immigrants coming of their own free will to live in Canada and then refuse to accept the ways and culture of Canada but instead continue to promote women as second class citizens with no rights. I am non religious and therefore respect all religions as long as they don't quash my rights and my daughters rights as a human being. BAN THE BURQUAS AND ALL OTHER COVERINGS THAT DISREGARD HUMAN RIGHTS. OTHERWISE, please continue to live in your own country that promotes such a way of living. We here in the West don't. thank you.

Jim Reilly said...

Chinese are the starlings of the World. Too many of them, and they foul up the environment thus spoiling it for the other respectable races to live here.

Anonymous said...

I completely agree, and the fact that Canadian tradition is being put into dispute is disgusting. Children's in school don't hear the national anthem in the mornings anymore due to the different cultures. Why is it ok for immigrants to change something that is simply to represent the country? If you don't want to be part of our traditions and our proud anthem, why are you here?
I would never consider myself racist, but this sort of thing enrages me to the point I totally understand where some racism comes from even though a good portion of immigrants do good for the community

Anonymous said...

Sounded pretty racist to me, the said thing is I agree with everything said. It's out of control to the point where I feel completely out of place and in some areas looked at like I'm some weird strange person in my own country. You walk down the streets of Brampton, you are one of the only white/black/asians around. It's so bad the entire city has been nicknamed Brambladash and is well known as that. There's a major sign of growing rascim in this country because of this issue.

Fred said...

those who believe think and say that this land or this country belongs to the native indians should LEAVE Canada right now

Anonymous said...

Im seeing it in my neighbourhood. Chinese people moving in everywhere, paying for houses in cash. Canadians are literally getting crowded out of their own land. These people lack the morality and social capabilities of this nation. No class, complete disregard for others, and a lack of attention to their surroundings. They refuse to integrate with Canadian society and they form massive groups of exclusively chinese. Theres neighbourhoods I pass where its refreshing to see a white couple walking down the street rather than the wave of Asians just flocking around. Its honestly infuriating, its also impossible not to be viewed as a racist in this argument, people can find so many counter points against mine, but honestly, I don't care. I hate what is happening to this country and I hate what is happening to Toronto. I am a Belorussian immigrant from Europe, both my parents hold multiple university degrees and certifications, both speak many languages fluently and both were eager to integrate to Canadian society. We had so much difficulty making it here and theres Chinese, indian immigrants who literally can just walk in and receive approval immediately. This is unacceptable. If we don't do something about this now, there won't be a place for the people who made this great country what it is now. We are not a cultural mosaic. We are an Asian breeding ground. An international garbage can. If we don't get the help we need from our government to stem the flow of this horrible immigration policy then we will loose this country. Encourage European immigration, South American immigration, something more refreshing, something with more class and less bigoted narrow minded Chinese tradition. And get as many of the Chinese and Indian out of here, before its too late.