Saturday, September 1, 2012

Column: How to Fix An 'Upside-Down' Immigration System

Dear friends, I've written a new column based on one of the discussions that came up at Palmer Conference earlier this summer. It's about how Canada should revamp it's immigration policy. I know, I know, it's not a sexy topic, but it's incredibly important and the idea in the column is one that I've haven't heard seriously discussed anywhere.

"You know all those "illegal aliens," meaning the Mexican migrant workers that the Americans want to throw out? If we had any sense, we'd bring them to Canada.
It is not an idea you hear very often. But it is exactly what James McNiven proposed, albeit more for dramatic effect, at the annual Palmer Conference on immigration at the University of PEI this summer."

"Ask any immigrant to this country, and they'll tell you the two cruelest words they've had to encounter while looking for a job in their field of expertise are "Canadian experience."
If you're a newcomer to this country how are you supposed to have any? Thus begins the cycle of underemployment among so many of Canada's immigrants."

You can read the whole column here.


  1. Wow, I love the forward thinking and the valid points of this new column would definitely check it out!

  2. oh I am SO glad you posted this - I care ALOT about immigration policy! Thank you for bringing it up, where does Palmer conference happens?

    1. Thanks Nav. The Palmer Conference happens each year at the University of PEI. You can find out more by clicking on the link I've provided above: look for Palmer Conference in red.

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