A new survey has found that most Canadians view immigration and its impact on their country positively.
Conducted by the Environics Institute and the Canadian Race Relations Foundation in February, the annual Focus Canada survey said that by and large Canadian nationals continue to hold favourable views about the current levels of immigrants arriving in Canada, and the legitimacy of refugees, who were arriving, reaffirmed that people of this country were among the most accommodating to immigrants.
Though 60 percent of those surveyed totally were well-disposed towards immigration, the share rose to 80 percent when assessing the positive effect they have had on the economy of Canada. Only 16 percent of the nationals of Canada differed with this view.
The study was quoted as saying by CIC News that immigration positively impacted Canada was the view of the majority, and the upbeat mood was apparent across most groups and, particularly in Quebec and the western provinces, while it was steady in Ontario and the Atlantic provinces.
The results of the survey were published on the same day when it was revealed by Statistics Canada that immigration was the chief driver of the growth of the country’s population in the final quarter of 2017. Following that was a report of Atlantic Provinces of Canada that said that retention of immigrants was crucial for their economic survival.
It was also stated that positive views on immigration and refugees were more prevalent in British Columbia, where 66 percent did not agree with the view that generally, immigration to Canada was too much. The same view was held by an equivalent percentage of Canadians in the age group 18-29, 69 percent of Canadian nationals holding a university degree and second-generation Canadians.
A negative view of immigration and refugees was held only in the province of Alberta, particularly, among Canadian citizens aged 60 and above and having only a high school education.
On the other hand, in British Columbia, Manitoba and Saskatchewan, 54 percent of the respondents felt that immigrants were adopting Canadian values.
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