It is one amongst the human traits to find betterment; for his own and for his family. Sometimes even if a person has skills and talents, the country he is residing has little opportunities for him to maximize his knowledge and of course, for the benefits that he expects in return. That is why, many people migrates in other places, in countries where he can fulfill his dreams; a place where he can utilize his skills, a place which will give him the chance of a prosperous life.
This is one of the principal reasons why people migrate in Canada. Other reasons beside this are: to live with their family who are residents of the country, to study, to invest, and to just see the place.
Whatever the reasons of the migrants are, Canada is widening its arms to welcome these immigrants. Today, Canada is more lenient in its Immigration policies than decades before. In latter part of the 19th century, immigration was just a part of the national policy. Before, the government just accepts immigrants for farm and domestic reasons only. These workers should come from Europe. Years after, during the early 20th century, there were revisions of Immigrations Acts. Although the government limits the number of immigrants, the revised Act enable the applicants to apply for posts basing on “literacy test”. In succeeding years, more revisions were made, sometimes to the advantage of the applicants, sometimes, restrictions to their chances to migrate to Canada.
Furthermore, there was this “white racist immigration policy” a government immigration law which refused the admission of particular ethnic groups. This law was changed in 1962, allowing applicants to be accepted based on the individual’s personal characteristics.
A particular immigration policy was adopted in 1967; the “point system”. This is to encourage skilled workers to apply for positions offered by the government. In this same year, the door for immigrants from the third world, opened wherein before, immigrants came only from European countries.
It was in 2005, that Asian countries ranked high in Canada’s Immigrants. The five leading Immigrant countries in Canada are: China, India, Philippines, Pakistan, and United States.
Now, the government is maximizing its role in attracting immigrants. The successful applicants are given better information before and after their arrival in Canada. It also offers a subsidy to different programs like workplace for interns and mentors. The support of the government is given to improve the services and effectiveness of the immigrants and to ensure the economic, social, and other important aspects of the society.