Canada welcomes Mexican immigrants


Since the War of 1812 ended, we’ve had a friendly rivalry with our northern neighbors. We gave them McDonald’s, Walmart, baseball, football, and basketball; they gave us the Ryans (Gosling and Reynolds), Paw Patrol, and ice hockey.

All in good fun — yet sometimes our frozen friends really hit us where it hurts, and in the past few years, that’s meant attracting and absorbing loads of immigrant talent that couldn’t find a place here.

Of course, we have no one to blame but ourselves, as decades of stalling and broken promises have kept the United States with a clunky, badly outdated, counterproductive, and nigh-unnavigable legal immigration system.

Despite the repeated pleadings of everyone from national security wonks to big-business lobbies to chambers of commerce, simply trying to immigrate with a sponsored high-skill work visa is an expensive, unpredictable, and drawn-out mess that can leave would-be newcomers waiting sometimes as much as decades for permanent residency despite having done everything exactly right, all the while at risk of deportation if anything goes wrong.

Our loss will continue to be Canada’s gain, especially as Ottawa has now announced ambitious new targets to increase legal permanent immigration to about 500,000 by 2025; that’s half of the United States’ roughly 1 million new permanent residents per year, for a country with about a ninth of our population. Canadians understand two things that our leaders ignore or have forgotten: There is a massive labor need, and our population — which is struggling to pay out retirement and health care benefits to aging baby boomers — isn’t getting any younger.

Put another way, the economy that has made the U.S. the world’s wealthiest country exists, solely and exclusively, because of massive and relatively open immigration.

Those who complain bitterly about the supposed chaos of refugees and asylum-seekers also fail to understand that these groups can revitalize communities and that, if the perception of disorder is the problem, the solution is not to close off but have a much more accessible and orderly process to welcome new Americans.

Is it easy for a Mexican to move to Canada?

Before you can qualify for an immigration program, you should meet the basic Canadian visa requirements to apply for permanent residency in Canada from Mexico. These requirements include being 18 years or more seasoned, having excellent health, and having a clean criminal record.

Source: Excelsior

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