Why immigrant-loving Canada is suddenly worried about immigration
Canada, by virtually any metric, is the most pro-immigration country on earth.
A 2019 global survey by Pew Research found that Canada was the one country most supportive of the notion that immigration “makes our country stronger.” In 2020, a Gallup survey ranked Canada as the world’s most migrant friendly nation. Last September, a poll by the Environics Institute found that 58 per cent of Canadians backed the notion that their country “needs more immigrants.”
Even as the world grows more suspicious of migration, Canada has remained a place where most people like immigrants in their neighbourhoods, aren’t worried about immigrants integrating into Canadian society, and see immigration as critical to the country’s future. When the Angus Reid Institute recently asked Canadians whether they thought immigrants were taking their jobs, 71 per cent said “no.”