According to a recent statement by Citizenship and Immigration Minister Chris Alexander, Canada aims to import as many as 285,000 new permanent residents in 2015, which, he boasted, was the highest planned total “in recent history.”
The last time Canada admitted as many as 280,000 permanent residents was in 2010. Official figures show that nearly 65 percent of all admissions will be economic immigrants and their dependents.
The immigrants are overwhelmingly from Third World nations. According to government figures, of the 257,887 total legal immigrants admitted in 2012, just 27,000 were from Western nations such as the US, the UK and France. All the rest were from nonwhite nations, namely China (33,018, or 12.8%); Philippines (32,747, or 12.7%); India (28,943, or 11.2%); Pakistan (9,931, or 3.9%); Iran (6,463, or 2.5%); Haiti (5,599, or 2.2%); South Korea (5,308, or 2.1%); and so on.
Statistics Canada projects that, by 2031, almost one-half of the population over the age of 15 will be foreign-born or have at least one foreign-born parent (Projections of the Diversity of the Canadian Population).