Refugees are people who are leaving their home
country because of danger or persecution to go to
another country. The government will only allow
certain people into Canada that they think will help
Canada and not make it worse. These refugees are
considered immigrants and they have limited rights to
what we have. Government will mainly take refugees in
because of worldly crisis.
The immigration and refugee protection act dates from 2002.
They are the most recent made Canadian laws made. The last
ones made were in 1867 when Canada became a country. It
establishes certain groups of people who can come to Canada
from other countries to make permanent homes here. It shows
us the goals of these categories.
Some of the objectives of this protection act were pursuing
social, cultural and economic benefits for all Canadians. Respect
the bilingual and multicultural character of Canada. Support the
improving of the minority official language communities inside
of Canada. Share benefits of immigration and support an
enduring economy across every region of Canada. Bring families
back together in Canada. Encourage new immigrants to come to
Canada to help establish a good life style that will help yourself
and the people around you.
Immigration aims to meet Canada’s workforce needs by allowing
more new people into the country. Doing this will help our
economical growth. Like many other industrialized countries,
Canada is facing significant demographic changes. By 2025 and
2030 the number of births will equal the number of deaths in
Canada. Immigration will be the only thing we have to increase
our population unless birth and death rates change. These
demographic factors are also slowing Canada’s labour force
growth. Labour force growth is the growing number of people
who can work. Sometime between 2011 and 2016 the amount of
people joining Canada’s labour force will equal the number of
people retiring. Immigration is the only way we can increase the
amount of people joining Canada’s labour force.
Immigration affects the economy by allowing skilled workers and
professionals to come work for us. If some one is not a refugee or
family-class immigrant they must qualify under Canada’s point system
to enter Canada as an immigrant. These people who are skilled workers
and business people made up 55% of all immigrants in Canada in 2006.
Immigration affects health by only allowing people in who pass a
health test. This health test includes checking for tuberculosis, mental
disorder or anything that could cause Canada harm, and HIV/AIDS. If
the immigrant has any one of these problems the immigrant may
refused entry. This doesn’t apply to people trying to get into Canada
that are refugees or family-class.
No one is excluded from Canada because of their race or country or
origin. They only judge people on their skills and education.
Canada’s security is affected by immigration by people entering that are
a threat. People feel unsafe with terrorists around.
Our politics are influenced by immigration because of new leaders
coming in from other countries such as Barak Obama.
Canada’s immigration laws are different today then
from the past because in 1951 Canada signed the U.N.
Convention relating to the status of refugees
During the 1950 – 1960 era, Canada offered to shelter
refugees in response to specific world crisis
In 1976, Canada made refugees one of its immigration
categories. This meant that Canada would regularly let
refugees in instead of just at times of crisis
In 2002 made an act called the immigration and
refugee protection act
This act was put in place to
save lives and offer protection to the displaced and
Fulfill and affirm Canada’s international commitments
to protect refugees
Believe people if they say they are being persecuted
Offer refuge to people facing persecution, membership
in a social group, people who face torture or cruel and
unusual treatment or punishment
The Singh Decision was when a man came to Canada
seeking refugee status – The government rejected his case
under the immigration act of 1976
The immigration act didn’t allow him to present his case in
person or appeal to the government’s decision on his case
The supreme court said that this act violated section 7 of
the charter of rights and freedoms
Section 7 of the charter of rights and freedoms is:
Everyone has the right to life, liberty and security of the
person, and the right not to be deprived thereof except in
accordance with the principles of fundamentals justice
If the charter says everyone it means everyone physically in
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