July 5, 2010
New poll: hold the immigration boom?
A new poll has shown that the majority of Canadians, who although think that immigration is a good thing for the country, believe that the current level of of 250,000 a year should not be increased. The poll is conducted by Nanos Research, showed that Atlantic Canada was most supportive in increasing levels, while Quebec was the least. At the same time, about one third of Ontarians surveyed would like the immigration levels decreased. As well, about half rated the integration efforts of newcomers as a ‘3’ on a 1 to 5 scale, while a smaller percent, 29%, believe that they do not really blend in. Most Canadians agreed that the government should be doing more to help with settling efforts.
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