Canada has always been receptive to immigrants with skills & qualifications to contribute to the economy. The latest survey conducted by the Environics Institute also confirms that the majority of Canadians think positive about immigrants in the country. 

The survey that was conducted ahead of Canadian federal elections found that the locals in Atlantic provinces – New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, and Prince Edward Island, as well as Quebec, have increasing support for immigration. Younger, higher educated and women respondents were more likely to support immigration to Canada. Among the negative respondents, the majority of them were concerned with potential job losses to the locals. 

Majority of locals from a few other Canadian provinces such as British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba had a positive response to the question of immigrants supporting the Canadian economy. 

Also, the popular myth that Canada accepts too many immigrants were broken by the survey as 64 per cent Canadians disagreed that the country accepts too many immigrants from racial minority groups. This reflects a significant shift in public attitudes since the 1990s. 

The Environics Institute conducted the survey between October 7 and October 20 just before the Canadian federal elections. The total number of respondents was 2008 Canadians. 

Immigration to Canada on your mind? With changing public sentiments as well as favourable immigration policies, immigration to Canada is now an easy affair. Visit your Canada Immigration Consultant today! 

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