A report that released on Tuesday says that Canada is a country favours more of temporary residents than the permanent residents. From the past nine years, it becomes very tough to obtain Canadian citizenship under the immigration rules introduced by the Stephen Harper government.
Harsha Walia, who co-authored the report, Never Home: Legislating Discrimination in Canadian Immigration says “There are more people who come on temporary permits than those who immigrate permanently. Even those who do immigrate permanently have what’s increasingly becoming conditional permanent residency,” the immigrants who become the citizens of Canada has dropped by 53 percent in the period of 2000-2008.
During in the period of 2006-2011, the family class immigrants were dropped by 20 percent and the accepted refugees also decreased by 30 percent, the report adds.
Also mentioned in the report ever since the federal government eliminated the skilled worker immigrant program, the temporary foreign workers have been tripled in the last ten years with the limit to stay for four years, therefore removing the possibility to become Canadian citizen.