Should the government enact a stricter immigration policy?statsdiscuss
New Democratic’s answer: No, accept anyone who's not a violent criminalAccelerate and streamline the recognition of foreign credentials, overseas degrees and previous employment experience in conjunction with provinces and licensing authorities.
• Review the point system.
• Increase financial support for the settlement process for new Canadians to assist with literacy, community integration and orientation, including bridging, mentorship, English and French as a second language.
• Eliminate landing fees for new immigrants, as well as processing fees for refugees and people fleeing torture or domestic violence.
• Significantly increase resources and support for immigration processes to reduce backlogs.Source
Should immigrants be deported if they commit a serious crime?statsdiscuss
Should the government increase or decrease the amount of temporary foreign workers allowed into Canada?statsdiscuss
New Democratic’s answer: Decrease, and only allow for industries with a shortage of Canadian workersNDP MP Pat Martin said today's changes acknowledge that the program is broken but said they do little to fix it. "A bit of tweaking and tinkering on the front end is not going to protect Canadian jobs." "First they weakened the program and made it easier to abuse and now they're trying to reverse the damage they caused," Martin said. "They're not really ... protecting Canadian jobs or raising wages for Canadians ... nor are they taking active steps to protect foreign workers from abuse. They're just making it a little more uncomfortable for employers to use the program."Source