Canada’s approach to immigration: how (and why) it works

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau greets refugee families who recently arrived in Canada at an open house of the Masjid Al-Salaam Mosque in Peterborough Ont., Sunday, January 17, 2016. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Fred Thornhill

Good, balanced analysis of Canada’s approach to immigration – and the lessons it holds for Brexit Britian (and indeed other EU countries) – the September issue of Prospect. As one of the Canadian experts citex argues with reference to the fact that without increased immigration, the UK will age rapidly:

“You are going to wake up with unbelievable problems. If you don’t have a strategy around this, your social programmes—education, health—are going to collapse. Through our immigration system we’re solving our economy in 2030 and beyond. You need to think long-term. You can spend all this money on innovation, on infrastructure, but if you don’t have anyone to use it productively, it ain’t going to matter.”

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