Canada Immigration: How a decade of policy change has transformed the immigration landscape

Nicholas Keung, The Star, 15 February 2013

Looking back on Canada’s last decade of immigration, two trends are obvious:  One is the exponential growth of temporary foreign workers. Tens of thousands of migrant workers fill the endless labour shortage in jobs and places of which Canadians typically have no interest.  Second is the federal government’s stepped-up effort on border control, from a crackdown on fraudulent marriages to fake visa students, illegitimate citizens and bogus refugees — all under the pretext of national security in light of global terrorism.