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Old 01-09-2016, 09:52 AM
 
Location: Canada
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I've read a dozens of stories about the Syrian refugee families who have landed in Canada over the past couple of months. Most are middle class. Occupations that I recall - engineers, teachers, a vet, restaurant owners, dentist, IT professional, artist, musician, barber, cabinet maker, doctor, medical student, chocolate factory owner, shoe factory owner.

In interviews, the most frequent comments I read are "I feel safe here", "the first priority is to learn English so I can communicate and get a job", "I want my children to go to school", "I came to Canada for my children".

They will do fine here. I expect most of them to have jobs and be taxpayers within a year. Eventually some will have their own businesses and be employing others.

It was smart of the Canadian government to focus on refugee families. They are highly motivated to do well. Also, by spreading settlement across the country in large and small communities, a lot of effort is being made into trying to integrate the newcomersand ensure that they don't end up in ghettos like in Europe. As well, we are the only country that allows private sponsorship and I think the private sponsorship of so many by enthusiastic community groups will be a big help in the process of integration.
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Old 01-09-2016, 01:53 PM
 
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"don't end up in ghettos like in Europe" will not happen , to much water between africa and canada . But Germany is lost I fear , they began to terrorise german femails massive already .
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Old 01-09-2016, 02:03 PM
 
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I've always been in favour of an open door policy for Canada. My opinion is as long as you're not a criminal and you are willing to come to Canada and follow Canadian laws and be a productive member of society, then I'll welcome you with open arms
I think every country should have this policy.
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Old 01-09-2016, 04:56 PM
 
Location: Gatineau, QC, Canada
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"don't end up in ghettos like in Europe" will not happen , to much water between africa and canada . But Germany is lost I fear , they began to terrorise german femails massive already .
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Old 01-09-2016, 07:22 PM
 
Location: In transition
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I think every country should have this policy.
Yep... I'm generally in favour of open migration for all nations in this regard too. Respect the local laws and adapt to the local culture and you should be allowed to live anywhere you want.
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Old 01-09-2016, 08:24 PM
 
Location: Toronto
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Yes. This is not the first or last time refugees have entered Canada.
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Old 01-09-2016, 08:57 PM
 
Location: Toronto
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Absolutely

It's what makes this country as great as it is. I'll never forget the night I arrived to start my new life here.
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Old 01-10-2016, 12:18 PM
 
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With reservations. I think Canada needs immigrants but if you've ever gone through the immigration process or know of someone who has, you know how arduous and demanding it is. It takes up to a decade in some cases for the most qualified immigrants. I find that it is unfair to immigrants (past, present and future) to allow refugees from arbitrarily chosen parts of the world to jump the queue. In essence, the Syrian refugees are the most privileged of all the refugees because they have some ability to travel. There are millions of Africans who would love to come here as refugees but are cut off from the world.
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Old 01-11-2016, 08:08 AM
 
Location: Hougary, Texberta
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Yeah, I'll show myself out...
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Old 01-17-2016, 09:04 AM
 
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ghettos like in Europe
In Europe they have nice housing projects for refugees using shipping container homes. Canada has a lot of shipping containers too.


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