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#1321 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 19 June 2024 - 08:06 PM

Temporary residents in Canada rise to 2.8 million ahead of government restrictions

 

 

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The number of temporary residents in Canada swelled to 2.8 million in the first quarter, underscoring the challenge facing the federal government as it looks to restrict migration.
 
Temporary residents – a group that includes international students, people on work permits and asylum claimants – now comprise 6.8 per cent of the total population, up from 3.5 per cent two years ago, Statistics Canada reported on Wednesday.
 
Over all, the population grew by roughly 243,000 or 0.6 per cent during the first quarter, bringing the total to more than 41 million.
 
Canada is experiencing some of its fastest population growth in decades, fuelled almost entirely by the intake of permanent and temporary residents. The latter group has more than doubled in size over the past two years, raising concerns that Canada is struggling to absorb all the newcomers, particularly in urban markets with a lack of available housing.
 
Several polls have shown that many Canadians – who are largely supportive of strong immigration – think the recent intake is too much, tying it to various economic troubles.
 
 
 
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Edited by Victoria Watcher, 19 June 2024 - 08:07 PM.


#1322 dasmo

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Posted 19 June 2024 - 08:10 PM

JFC!
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#1323 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 19 June 2024 - 09:01 PM

Canada's population surpassed the 41-million person mark in the first quarter, with nearly all of the robust on-year growth powered by immigration.

 

Economists say population growth has added to aggregate demand in the economy, and is a chief reason why Canada has yet to fall into recession amid historically high borrowing costs. Still, there have been repercussions, analysts say: the number of new people arriving has strained housing affordability, which is at a near four-decade low. And employers have yet to place all these arrivals into jobs, leading to a climb in the unemployment rate to a 28-month high.

 

Statistics Canada said Wednesday the country's population reached 41.01 million in the first quarter, which represents a 0.6% gain from the previous quarter and a 3.2% increase from the same year-ago period. The January-to-March period this year marked the third consecutive quarter in which Canada's population rose 3% on a 12-month basis.

 

Over a two-year period, the population grew 6.3% in the first quarter.

 

Overall, Canada's population grew by 242,673 people in the first quarter, and over 99% of the rise can be attributed to immigration. Relative to other major developed-world countries, Canada has set aggressive immigration targets, to help fuel growth and find workers to take up vacancies. As a result, Canada has the fastest population growth among the Group of Seven economies by a wide margin.

 

 

 

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Edited by Victoria Watcher, 19 June 2024 - 09:01 PM.


#1324 Nparker

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Posted 19 June 2024 - 09:04 PM

Utterly unsustainable, but still the Liberals refuse to turn off the tap. 



#1325 dasmo

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Posted 19 June 2024 - 09:28 PM

re-colonization.... 



#1326 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 20 June 2024 - 10:03 AM

https://x.com/Tristi...849421182112192

 

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#1327 Tony

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Posted 20 June 2024 - 11:23 AM

From the same Market watch article.

 

However, in recent months, Canadian officials have tried to apply the brakes to rapid-fire immigration growth, in response to anger from voters about accelerating rents and housing-related costs. Canada said it would reduce the share of temporary-visa holders in the country by 20%, from a roughly 6.5% share of the population to 5%, over a three-year period. Canada has also imposed a two-year cap on undergraduate student visas.



#1328 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 20 June 2024 - 11:33 AM

But it says the brakes have been ineffective.

Edited by Victoria Watcher, 20 June 2024 - 11:34 AM.


#1329 lanforod

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Posted 20 June 2024 - 07:25 PM

That's not brakes. That's just letting up on the gas a little. Brakes means you stop or slow significantly.
Drop the numbers to 250k/yr for all combined types till at least 2030.
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#1330 LJ

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Posted 20 June 2024 - 07:31 PM

Utterly unsustainable, but still the Liberals refuse to turn off the tap. 

If we could deport one liberal for each immigrant we get, we could make this sustainable.


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Life's a journey......so roll down the window and enjoy the breeze.

#1331 Nparker

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Posted 20 June 2024 - 08:13 PM

If we could deport one liberal for each immigrant we get, we could make this sustainable.

If not sustainable, at least more palatable.



#1332 Matt R.

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Posted 20 June 2024 - 09:45 PM

When we bought our business in 2012, it came with two foreign workers. One left almost immediately to Whistler and the other stayed for a few years before moving to Vancouver.

In 2018 when business was booming we recruited two cooks from India. Excellent cooks, both here on the PR stream so planning to stay.

After Covid hit, one decided to go back home and stay, the other stuck it out and stayed and took some courses and got a financial dealer license of some kind. He ended up moving to Edmonton because we don’t want to keep skilled workers in BC for some reason.

He came to say hi today, second baby just born and he and his wife just bought a townhouse in Edmonton. Amazing!
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#1333 dasmo

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Posted 20 June 2024 - 10:41 PM

What you just described is immigration. There is a job, a place, a loved one bringing them here. That’s not a problem. The problem is colonization where they are recruiting people to come here without a place, job or loved one. A million “students” where they aren’t even going to real schools…. It’s seriously messed up.
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#1334 Matt R.

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Posted 21 June 2024 - 05:16 AM

Yes it’s the best outcome.

#1335 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 24 June 2024 - 02:42 PM

Canada's population forecast to reach 63 million, as people over 85 set to triple
 
 
OTTAWA — Canada's population of those 85 and older is expected to triple by 2073 to as many as 4.3 million people, an increase that will likely place new pressure on the country on several fronts, one demographer says.
 
 


#1336 Nparker

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Posted 24 June 2024 - 02:44 PM

Glad I'll be dead by then.
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#1337 lanforod

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Posted 24 June 2024 - 05:51 PM

You sure? By my estimate you’d be 105 or so. Not impossible
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#1338 Nparker

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Posted 24 June 2024 - 05:58 PM

You sure? By my estimate you’d be 105 or so. Not impossible

The idea of living to that age, is not one I relish. With the state of heath care in Canada and in particular BC, the odds are not in my favour regardless.



#1339 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 27 June 2024 - 11:40 AM

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How much you want to bet is says most "new Canadians" do to not consider themselves Canadian first.

 

 



#1340 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 28 June 2024 - 10:05 PM

 

How much you want to bet is says most "new Canadians" do to not consider themselves Canadian first.

 

 

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When asked if they agree or disagree with Pierre Poilievre that Canada is “broken,” 70% say they agree – with 32% saying they strongly agree. Agreement is higher among younger Canadians (78% 18-34) and Conservative voters (96%).

https://www.ipsos.co...de-takes-tumble


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