‘State of shock’: As Canada ramps up immigration, unsuspecting newcomers are running into inflation shock from soaring prices
Canada is targeting an unprecedented 1.5 million immigrants to fill the labour gap. Economists warn we could create an underclass trapped in precarious work.
I have said this before and got criticized for it. But in Canada immigration isn't about freedom of movement or any high minded ideal, but rather to import cheap labour from under developed countries to work in menial jobs. Also it is used as a market function where anytime there is an economic downturn, the feds ramp up immigration to avoid recession.
This type of immigration policy is really ruining the quality of life in major cities.
“Because of the high cost of living, Laura Sanchez, 42, and her husband, Daniel Faura, 42, are considering leaving Toronto after moving here with their children in 2021. Despite sending out hundreds of resumes and getting a Canadian education, Faura said he isn’t hearing back from employers. To be eligible for permanent residence, Faura needs 12 months of Canadian work experience in one of the government’s listed occupations before his work permit expires in a couple of years.
For the time being, Sanchez and Faura, who were journalists in Colombia, have picked up cleaning jobs with long night shifts at a warehouse, making $14 an hour, which barely covers the cost of their $2,100 monthly rent. The low wages mean they frequently have to resort to food and clothing banks to cover basic necessities.”
I wish we could give more immigrants information about Alberta.
It makes up about only 10% of our immigrant arrivals but it offers the life many of these immigrants are looking for.
If you come to Toronto, you're condemned to a basement suite with limited disposable income.
Freeze immigration until we sort out our problems at home. In no way is this new wave of immigrants helping our country as in previous historical cases. As much as this will be construed as racist, the current newcomers are a hindrance on our system not a net positive. Look at the 700 just deported from India for falsifying their educational status and overstaying their travel visas. We are a joke country and people know. There are YouTube tutorials for new Canadians telling them how easy it is to scam and get free money and food from our outreach systems for the less fortunate. I’m for immigration, and pro immigrant. We just need more checks and balances. We’re letting any and everyone in with no oversight.
As a minority I am seeing a disturbing trend recently where unlike before immigrants can work hard and get ahead...
What I see is now a new perpetual underclass trapped in poverty with limited chance for advancement.
While rich liberal supporters shout racism at any critique of this massive increase to immigration.
They will just order uber eats and not tip the exploited minority driver as he 5 mins late.
I totally support immigration and immigrants that want a better quality of life than their home country. However, in recent years, the Canadian government has been taking advantage of them just to money-grab this economy as opposed to give them them the "Canadian Dream" quality of life promise.
Look at this video done by CBC: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dNrXA5m7ROM
Or this other video more recently: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=USDMrzpN2vA
Long gone are the days where immigrants can just study hard, get an education and then have kids especially since rents are expensive and colleges charge way more than before for immigrants. These days their every day life is like an 0-2 pitch count.
I’m glad this is being covered, but wow, this was completely predictable.
I spoke to a Ukrainian software developer who landed here as a refugee with his family. His own words - "I'm going back to live in Poland. Then, Ukraine. Canada is for the wealthy. I feel like a slave here" ... The dude was making $85k a year and left after 5 months here...
There are zero jobs in journalism even for Canadian-born and educated journalists. The Star and The Sun have been cutting costs and slashing jobs for 20 years!
Do you know why its called the Canadian dream? Because you have to be asleep to believe it
I'm leaving for this reason. Came here a couple of years ago. recently went back to my country of origin for vacation... it's not even a top 100 economy country but the average person there is doing better than the average person here.
Financially it doesn't make sense to stay. I'm paying the same amount of taxes here (or more) and getting 0.3-0.5 the benefits or having to pay 200% premium on basic necessities because the majority of the country doesn't bother to vote, implying they are doing good and everybody is fine with the current system. I can pay up a 3 bedroom apartment with an average salary before I retire. Here it's impossible.
This article seems to be way less about the high cost of living and way more about middle-aged immigrants coming over here, with education/experience in already over-saturated fields, who are woefully unprepared in general. When you're an immigrant, there is added paperwork your employer has to fill out to hire you. Experience is great, but, no, you're absolutely not going to get an executive-level job with a six-figure salary if you don't have significant experience in your field dealing with a population that is very similar to that of Canada.
It is not remotely shocking that two 40-something-year-old journalists aren't finding work, since that is a way over-saturated field that is difficult to succeed in to begin with, or that a 50-something-year-old man wanting to work in sales... Or even someone in finance. Companies don't overly look for someone who is going to have higher salary expectations due to their previous work experience but who is still going to require a significant amount of hand-holding due to needing to make adjustments to an unfamiliar demographic with different practices.
It is cruel what Canada is doing to immigrants. They are being sold a fairy tale.. a lie of a standard of living that no longer exists. Many become depressed and suicidal when they come here and are faced with no jobs and impossible to find housing. This is like a resurgence of indentured servitude.. Canada is bringing in slave labour to do jobs that Canadians refuse to do for starvation wages all so business owners can keep wages stagnant. Seriously it’s like we’re going back to the basic tenants of British imperialism only instead of “colonizing” countries we are important the slave labour under the guise of immigration. Disgusting stuff that is happening here.
Now I know why many small communities are against gentrification. It raises the prices of everything with people coming in with lotsa money to spend, forcing residents to move.
A lot of my job is talking to people who are looking to change their career or get a job. And it always makes me sad when I talk to people who have 10+ years of great work experience and an MBA back where they come from who are now struggling to get a job here. I hope this doesn’t come across as offensive but part of me is wondering if they thought it would be super easy or if the government tells them it will be when they fill out their immigration forms?
I just can’t imagine leaving a well paid job and a country where things are cheap and coming to canada (to clarify i’m not talking about people fleeing from war).
As a Torontonian who moved here 11 years ago, I keep saying I’ll move to Calgary but never do. However, if I lose my rent-controlled apartment, I’m 100% moving.
Why are we allowing any immigration while there isn’t enough housing for the people already here??
I'm sorry is the internet broken. Fuck these stories. Toronto has NEVER been a cheap place to live.
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