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QUESTION: If I am against Canada's current immigration policies does that make me racist?

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  1. If you have a racist reason for it then yes. Otherwise no

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  2. Do you have racist intentions? You could probably answer your own question here.

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  3. racism |ˈrāˌsizəm|
    noun
    the belief that all members of each race possess characteristics or abilities specific to that race, esp. so as to distinguish it as inferior or superior to another race or races.

    I think you can answer your own question...

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    1. I think it's obvious it is not racist. OP is against the policy. Not the people that arrive according to the policy. He/she could be against the manner in which people are allowed to come into the country. Big difference.

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  4. You'll have to elaborate. From what I know (being an immigrant, asking parents) Canadian immigration laws are pretty strict. You either have to have productive value, i.e. university education/good skills or be rich, sort of promising to invest your money into Canadian business. This aims to maximize the quality of the immigrants we receive, for better or for worse.

    You really have to elaborate on which parts you don't support for us to answer your question.

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    1. The worst part is, educated immigrants don't get jobs in their professions so you see professionals from other countries working in Walmart, Tim Horton's and other retail outlets which don't justify their education. Why select the most educated individuals for immigration when all they need is people who are willing to do blue and grey collared jobs.

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    2. Perhaps because they hope that the educated may have an easier time assimilating into the Canadian culture. Still does not justify using them for blue/grey collar jobs, IMO.

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    3. I guess, that can be a reason but IMO they are just looking for cheap labour. Uneducated people on other countries usually don't speak English and they don't have the money to apply for skill-work immigration category. (It takes about $10,000 - $20,000). I have come to believe that this is a source of revenue for the government to compensate for our aging population. I am glad that my parents came and I love Canada and all my friends here but at the same time, looking at what my parents sacrificed, I am not sure if its justified for the immigration department to give hope to people that they will be working as professionals. They go to such great lengths to ensure that the degrees are legitimate and make you go through a variety of tests. It is very deceptive IMO.

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