As a result of a study conducted by Statistics Canada , it was found that there is a sharp decline in the naturalization of immigrants. For ten years now, the number of people with low incomes and low educational attainment, who are naturalized, has fallen considerably. an observation made since the arrival in power of conservatives.
During the first six months of 2019, the number of immigrants who arrived in Quebec in the economic category decreased by 32% compared to the same period in 2018. In this category, the province has so far accepted 41% of fewer skilled workers than in the first six months of last year.
It must be said that during the decade from 1996 to 2016, the percentage of migrants who arrived in Canada who obtained citizenship remained on the rise. The citizenship rate thus took more than 5 percentage points
Even if this increase was important during the last ten years, it remains that the financially ” precarious ” people are those who are in this interval.
For those earning less than CAN $ 100,000 a year, the drop in the registered citizenship rate is 23.5%. But for those who have an income that exceeds $ 100,000, this decline is only 3%.
This is the case at the level of studies since the fall in the percentage rate is only 13.8% for this slice of people and those who hold a university degree, against 22.5% for people who have not continued their studies.
To obtain the papers, the process became more expensive, 630 dollars, against 100 previously. Also the process has become more complicated. However, the arrival of the Liberals could change a lot of things because the Liberals have made the demands for Canadian citizenship more flexible.
These include language, knowledge, age and price suppression, all of which have been taken to give the program a new boost.
But the results of these provisions have not been known immediately since the census data are collected every five years. But the Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Association of Canada claimed that 176,473 immigrants were granted Canadian citizenship in 2018, compared to 106,373 the previous year.