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Greg Siskind on Immigration Law and Policy

CANADA'S FABULOUS POINT SYSTEM

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  1. C_G_K's Avatar
    Great catch. This says it all. I was born in Canada and lived there from 35 years before coming to the U.S. and I would say this news report got it EXACTLY right. Employers love this policy for obvious reasons (high supply of highly skilled workers = lower pay). Americans need to be aware of what the change of policy will mean for them.
  2. alegoje's Avatar
    My only comment is:

    http://www.notcanada.com/

    Decide for yourself.
  3. GHI's Avatar
    Though a lot of the comments in this UTUBE clip are correct, specially related to the field of medicine, employers looking for North American experience, etc. I fail to see how the point system is to be blamed for lack of genuine opportunities in the workfield, most of the blame in my opinion lies with the government policies. But this is certainly not the case in US. The job market n US is much more open to immigrants mostly due to its sheer size. I think the point system will be good thing for the US economy as most people coming in will now not have to worry about employers taking advantage of their situation and required to pay market salaries. Also this legislation will let everyone (people without families in US) have an opportunity to immigrate without necessarily relying on family sponsorhip. The US economy is many folds larger then Canada therefore getting high skilled immigrants based on point system should be a good thing.

    The only issue I have with canadian immigration system is lack of respect for families (parents & siblings). Somehow they have decided that new immigrants coming in will do just fine without any family support.

    BTW great job on your coverage of the latest immigration legislation. I have been reading your visa bulletins for the past 4 years and they are very educational to say the least.
  4. C_G_K's Avatar
    It's not just medicine. I know someone in Canada who graduated near the top of his class in engineering physics from a top ranked university. He was unable to find work in his field and ended up being a math/science teacher. When I graduated with a computer science degree (4.0 G.P.A), I was told by many employers that they didn't need to hire new grads because there are so many people around with experience. I ended up coming down to the U.S. where I could easily get work in the field I trained for. The fact is employers are lazy and they don't want to train new grads if they don't have to. They want to have a ready supply of people with the exact experience required for the job, and I mean EXACT (especially in I.T.). There has to be a strong labor market test to ensure segments of the job market don't get flooded. The current system in the U.S. has that, I'm not so sure about the new one.
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