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FYI: Canada resettles 30,000 Afghanis and more than 200,000 Ukrainians
“The latest flight included Afghans who supported Canada’s mission in Afghanistan, including family members of former interpreters and privately sponsored individuals. In the past, the programme has also resettled members of many marginalized groups such as disabled persons, women and girls, and LGBTIQ+ people.
“Welcoming 30,000 Afghans, even though Afghanistan is one of the largest and most difficult resettlement efforts in Canada’s history, is a significant achievement,” said the Honorable Sean Fraser, Canada’s Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship. “This milestone is also a testament to the dedication of our partners, including the IOM, who continue to help vulnerable Afghans travel safely on their journey to Canada.”
All part of the Canadian government program:
It must be incredibly difficult for Canada to negotiate with the Taliban, who it designates as a terrorist organization – and prioritise those most likely to be terminated because of their LBGTQ+ orientations, over and above those who do not belong in those minorities.
Still, very busy times for Canadian immigration officials – check this out for help for Ukrainians.
“Arrived in Canada by land 26,644 Arrived in Canada by air 179,277”.
More than 200,000 Ukrainians processed, no mention of “identity” categories.
Bullets don’t discriminate, once fired.
These are incredibly generous policies. Each immigrant would cost what? Around 50,000 bucks to extract and process, another 50,000 bucks a year for health, housing, utilities and food. Plus maybe 10,000 a year for English education classes? Just spit-balling.
Call it 150,000 a year per immigrant times 230,000 Afghanis and Ukrainians = 34.5 billion bucks a year for the next 3 years – assuming full integration and employment after that time?
100 billion bucks after 3 years.
Lots of space in Canada.
“According to the 2021 Canadian census, immigrants in Canada number 8.3 million persons and make up approximately 23 percent of Canada's total population. This represents the eighth-largest immigrant population in the world, while the proportion represents one of the highest ratios for industrialized Western countries.”
Canada runs a scoring system for immigration and recently dropped the lowest acceptable score to 75. This website has this profile for a score that is 20 points higher.
Never-married, single - 39 years old - Level of schooling below a high school diploma - IELTS score of zero in speaking, listening, reading, and writing - 1 year of Canadian work experience in a technical occupation (e.g. cook or car mechanic) - Zero years of foreign work experience - Not currently employed CRS score = 95
I guess that matches the scores of some of the refugees, many of whom would score a lot higher.
An AI generated estimate of Canadian immigration states this:
“The number of immigrants coming to Canada per year has been increasing, reaching a record of 405,000 in 20211. The government plans to admit 500,000 immigrants per year by 2023. The annual immigration rate in Canada is one of the highest in the world, with about 21.5 percent of the population being immigrants as of 2021. Most immigrants settle in major urban areas and many work in the healthcare system13. Canada also accepts large numbers of refugees, more than 10 percent of the global resettlement1.”
Let’s hope Canada has more success than another country that adopted a policy of mass immigration of refugees and economic migrants – Germany.
Check this out from May 2010 from the BBC (recommend showering after reading!)
“She said the so-called "multikulti" concept - where people would "live side-by-side" happily - did not work, and immigrants needed to do more to integrate - including learning German. The comments come amid rising anti-immigration feeling in Germany. A recent survey suggested more than 30% of people believed the country was "overrun by foreigners".
“The study - by the Friedrich Ebert Foundation think-tank - also showed that roughly the same number thought that some 16 million of Germany's immigrants or people with foreign origins had come to the country for its social benefits.”
Oh, by the way, from here:
“The geographic distributions of the immigrant and Canadian-born populations are markedly different. Most immigrants live in the large cities, and their concentration in the large centres has been increasing. More than 60% of immigrants and 70% of recent immigrants live in Canada’s three largest cities—Toronto, Montreal and Vancouver. Nearly 80% of immigrants live in the thirteen urban areas for which profiles of recent immigrants have been produced as companion documents to this Canada-wide profile. Less than one-half of the Canadian-born live in these thirteen cities, and only just over one-quarter of persons born in Canada live in the three largest metropolitan areas of the country.”
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