To begin with, it is quite clear that Canada is trying to restrict the amount of immigration in the recent decade. In 2002, the Citizenship and Immigration Minister had finalized an immigration package which prevented skilled workers from entering Canada (Thompson, 2002). Not only this, but the package would be applied retroactively, thus affecting thousands of immigrants from the time the first draft was completed. The Minister claims that this package "favours independent immigrants who have higher education and language skills" (Thompson, 2002). Yet, the majority of critics state that this package will actually keep out skilled workers and essentiall...
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