What's better than importing one million people every three years? Opening the gates to one million every two years, of course!
The federal government is planning a massive increase in the number of immigrants entering Canada, with a goal of seeing 500,000 people arrive each year by 2025.
Immigration Minister Sean Fraser revealed the new targets on Tuesday, saying the move was necessary to ensure Canada's economic prosperity as the country struggles with a labour shortage resulting in 1 million job vacancies.
It's simple economics. The job vacancies are because of low wages. Canada is a big place. The average young guy is not going to move to a different part of the country for a job that pays close to minimum wage. However, there are hundreds of millions of people in the world who would be more than happy to make $15/hour in Canada.
The average house close to Toronto (45 min. car ride, 90 min. train one-way) costs $1 million. Young people here can't afford to pay $5,000 a month for a mortgage for decades. However, new immigrants don't complain as ten of them live in a 3-bedroom apartment while each pays $200/month in rent.
The real estate situation will get worse in the long run as demand escalates while the supply can't keep up. Oh, and that's just the economics downside. The whole cultural enrichment aspect can't be denied.
Most Canadians understand this at some level. That's why they oppose increasing immigration. Unfortunately, nobody in the political spectrum stands up to this nonsense of inviting hordes of warring foreigners.