I came across this article on The Hamilton Spectator and found it very interesting. As a newcomer to Canada, I have had to face some of the challenges the article mentions. Difficulties while trying to find a job in my field, because of the lack of a Canadian education and Canadian experience was the main one. I am grateful for the help I received at the ELT course, which is a program funded by Citizenship and Immigration Canada.
I have had the chance to meet many newcomers. I’ve found that most of them are truly willing to work hard to be successful. They want to contribute to the economic and social growth of their new country. Though I’m sure there will always be people who take advantage of the system, I believe most immigrants to Canada are good, hardworking people.
The ten myths about immigration that the article mentions are the reasons a lot of Canadians are against immigration. Leaving your country and starting over is not easy. Maybe it’s time to give newcomers a chance; sometimes that’s all it takes to realize immigrants are an investment and not a liability to this country.
I’m very interested in your feedback. Thanks!