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Why immigrants are leaving Canada in record numbers

NEW DELHI: The number of immigrants leave Canada, a country that relies on them to boost its economic growth, saw a record spike, according to a new study by the Institute of Canadian Citizenship and the Conference Board of Canada.
According to the new study, the number of immigrants leaving Canada increased in 2019. After 1982, the study showed that about 0.9% of people granted permanent citizenship left the country each year. However, in 2019, this percentage increased to 1.18 percent.
In 2019, around 67,000 immigrants chose to return to or change their country, while in 2017 the number was 60,000.
According to the study, the failure of the Canadian government to meet the expectations of immigrants is at the origin of this percentage. He also highlighted how immigrant disillusionment can slow progress, even in a country that regularly sets new population growth records.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s government has used immigration to quickly add more workers to stave off economic decline from an aging population. But record population growth in recent years has sparked growing criticism that his policies have exacerbated existing housing shortages and added increased pressure on infrastructure and services like health care.
While speaking about the surge in data, Daniel Bernhard, executive director of the Institute for Canadian Citizenship, a pro-immigration advocacy group, said the lack of enthusiasm to stay in Canada, which has led to the migration of some newcomers, is also behind a sharp decline in the number of immigrants choosing to become Canadian.
“If Canada cannot address these problems and cannot provide these vital, affordable services, immigrants will leave,” he added.
The CEO suggested that the country needs to work harder to ensure that they are happy here so that they can contribute here, become Canadians and contribute to the common success.
He continued: “We need to realize that, overall, immigrants may owe less to Canada than Canada owes to immigrants. »
(With contribution from agencies)

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