Economists make case for immigration to Canada
18 May 2011
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Some economists in Canada are saying that Canada should welcome another 100,000 immigrants a year.
York University's Tony Fang and the University of Toronto's Peter Dungan and Morley Gunderson say that raising immigration numbers in Canada will increase gross domestic product, lead to increased investment in the Canadian property market, and lead to increased spending which will boost Government tax revenues.
Canada already welcomes 250,000 immigrants a year, more immigrants per capita than any other Country in the world.
Canada's political climate is already largely pro-immigration. In contrast to European Countries, Canada's major political parties support more immigration.
Canada has a number of skilled immigration routes such as the Provincial Nominee Program and the Federal Skilled Worker program, and a number business immigration schemes. Canada also has a number of family based immigration schemes.