Ten myths about immigration

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!


About Diana Massimi

As a newcomer in Canada, I've had some really great experiences. Every day, I continue to learn and adapt to my new country. As I've just passed the three year mark as a permanent resident, I'll soon be applying for citizenship. It's an exciting step to take and I'm looking forward to being "officially" Canadian. This blog is to share what I've learned so far and my everyday experiences and feelings being a newcomer to this country. More than anything I'll be looking forward to hearing from other newcomers and exchanging impressions and anecdotes about our new life in Canada. Feel free to share and ask questions, I'm also always happy to help a fellow newcomer!
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3 Responses to Ten myths about immigration

  1. Immigrants are the real investment on which this country is made and keep it moving!!!!..and there’s no doubt in it..new comers bring wealth in terms of money, knowledge, experties and manpower for the Canadian economy to thrive forward..

  2. MF says:

    I think the people who blame immigrants for their lack of do this because it is easier to blame someone than look at themselves for their lack of trying. The amazing thing about this country is that you can become whatever you want at any age. If you miss out in highschool, you can get caught up later on in life and pursue your dream job. If immigrants to our country are taking advantage of this, where is the problem?

    • I agree with you Michelle. Canada is a country full of opportunities for everyone so let’s all work hard to be successful and let’s stop blaming others for our misfortunes.

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