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View Poll Results: Should Mexican citizens require a visa to visit Canada for tourism?
Yes 29 60.42%
No 19 39.58%
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Old 06-28-2016, 02:17 PM
 
Location: Toronto
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I think Canada needs more Latinos... I think this is a positive decision
I think Canada need to mix it up a bit too, but we need the right people from anywhere in the world. I don't like the idea of people living her illegally regardless of where they are from as it is dangerous for them.
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Old 06-28-2016, 02:45 PM
 
Location: Canada
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I think Canada needs more Latinos... I think this is a positive decision
Yes, Specially since there are so few of us here. Thank you Deneb, its nice to read some positive comments about Latinos once in while. The vast majority of Latinos, including Mexicans that live here in Canada are here legally. The fact some one tied in your comment with illegal immigration is disappointing.

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Old 06-28-2016, 03:13 PM
 
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Most refugee claims are shams. 90% of the "refugees" from China were never under any threat or persecution. They just took advantage of the system.


This category should really be processed with the highest rigidity because there is so much cheating.

But at least China is considered a non democratic country prone to political oppression....but Mexico??
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Old 06-28-2016, 08:36 PM
 
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Yes, Specially since there are so few of us here. Thank you Deneb, its nice to read some positive comments about Latinos once in while. The vast majority of Latinos, including Mexicans that live here in Canada are here legally. The fact some one tied in your comment with illegal immigration is disappointing.
But the fact of the matter is that there are nearly 11 million undocumented immigrants in the United States, of which the overwhelming majority are from Latin America. The vast majority in Canada are legal, but considering that most illegal immigrants are people who arrived legally and simply overstayed their visa, it warrants a second look at whether waiving the visa requirement altogether makes sense.
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Old 06-28-2016, 08:57 PM
 
Location: Canada
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But the fact of the matter is that there are nearly 11 million undocumented immigrants in the United States, of which the overwhelming majority are from Latin America. The vast majority in Canada are legal, but considering that most illegal immigrants are people who arrived legally and simply overstayed their visa, it warrants a second look at whether waiving the visa requirement altogether makes sense.

Different country, different situation. Mexico along with a few other nationalities did not need visas to get into Canada before for a very long time and we did not see a boom in the Latin Population here, the growth has been slow and gradual. if we are going to scrutinize Latinos in this country we should consider looking at other groups as well. Canadians are one of, if not the people that most over stay their time in the US, should Americans slap stricter visa requirements on us too?
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Old 07-02-2016, 04:33 AM
 
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There'll be a major wave of illegal immigration!!

They'll come in freely and won't leave.

Good luck with that guys.
Canada has a natural deterrent to major Latino immigration, its called long harsh winters=
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Old 07-02-2016, 05:44 AM
 
Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
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For the Americans here............


In Canada, before you can get a job, the applicant has to present their Government approved work permit. Before they can get a driver's license in any of the Provinces, they have to prove that they are in Canada legally. Before you can get a Provincial health card, guess what you need to produce ?


Want to rent an apartment ? Open a bank account ? Get a loan ? All of those require that the person prove that they have "the legal right to be in Canada ".


Canada does enforce the laws about who can live here.


And while we are talking about an influx of illegals from Mexico, how do they get to Canada? Through the USA. Clean up your own mess, before making dumb comments about how Canada manages our immigration programs.


Jim B.
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Old 07-02-2016, 07:53 AM
 
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It all depends on the kind of visas that are waived and the kind of visas that do stay. I highly doubt Canadian government will allow visa free travel for work-related trips that take away jobs from locals - that is the kind of political suicide that no sane government would do unless there is a serious labor shortage.

However, if this is mainly aimed at tourists and short-term, non-work related visits (tourism, short-term studies, etc.), then by all means, Canada could totally use the extra revenue brought by foreign visitors, and this could only mean a good thing for businesses in larger cities like Toronto and Montreal that are dependent on revenue from foreign visitors.

And so what if a small percentage of those visitors do stay illegally? They will still have no access to free healthcare, free education, and all the other social benefits that a legal permanent resident enjoys in Canada. If you truly want to prevent illegals from coming, the only way to do so is to shut down all borders.
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Old 07-02-2016, 07:56 AM
 
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For the Americans here............


In Canada, before you can get a job, the applicant has to present their Government approved work permit. Before they can get a driver's license in any of the Provinces, they have to prove that they are in Canada legally. Before you can get a Provincial health card, guess what you need to produce ?


Want to rent an apartment ? Open a bank account ? Get a loan ? All of those require that the person prove that they have "the legal right to be in Canada ".


Canada does enforce the laws about who can live here.


And while we are talking about an influx of illegals from Mexico, how do they get to Canada? Through the USA. Clean up your own mess, before making dumb comments about how Canada manages our immigration programs.


Jim B.
Umm just fyi, the same immigration rules also apply in America, and in some states A LOT more stringent that what you have here in Canada. America also has the skilled workers visa program similar to Canada's that requires employer sponsorship and (in some cases) a master's degree or higher under the H1B program.
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Old 07-02-2016, 08:25 AM
 
Location: South Jersey
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That's sort of my thinking too. They are an important partner with NAFTA and close ally. Mexicans already don't need a visa to enter the EU, Japan, South Korea and New Zealand so why are we forcing Mexicans to have a visa? I imagine that eventually if the visa is not removed that Mexicans will either force us to pay a reciprocity fee or impose a visa outright for Canadians.
Mexicans need a visa to enter the USA, which won't be changing any time soon, considering the fact that whether a given nationality requires a visa is based on their likelihood of illegally staying in the country. If Canada removed the visa requirements, then the USA wouldn't be too happy at all, I'd imagine. The USA-Canada border is largely unguarded, unlike the USA-Mexico border. You'd see a lot more Mexicans flying to Canada, and either staying there illegally, or crossing into the USA from Canada.

Very bad idea, IMO.
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