Mass immigration and its impacts in Quebec and Canada

Mass immigration and its impacts in Quebec and Canada


In 2022, Canada's population grew by more than one million people. A record. Of this number, 437,000 of the new residents are immigrants who received their permanent resident status and 607,712 are considered non-permanent residents. 

These new immigrants can be classified in two categories. 

The first includes those who have been chosen by the government, who have waited for many years before coming to Canada and who generally have good training and often also good work experience. Receiving them is an asset for Canada.

The second category includes the others. Illegal immigrants, temporary workers, etc.

Most immigrants in the first category will bring more to Canada economically than those in the second category.

Those in the second category can become a heavy burden.

Rapidly changing

At the moment, the Canadian economy is performing well. The unemployment rate is low. 

But around 2030, the labor shortage should ease. The first victims of this new employment cycle will be non-permanent residents or low-skilled immigrants. The labor market will no longer allow them to survive. We are talking here about several million people who risk finding themselves in an extremely precarious situation.

This kind of development is conducive to the proliferation of sects of all kinds and to the rise of crime.


Cities are already grappling with overcrowding problems. 

Increasing begging is keeping tourists away. 

The housing shortage problems do not come only from rentals in very short term, but also from the pressure of new immigrant populations.

It would be interesting to know to what extent this massive and sudden immigration contributes to accentuating the problems of the health networks.

The massive immigration that Canada is undergoing can have destructuring effects on society if these immigrants do not are not properly assimilated. However, many leaders, especially in English Canada, believe that this assimilation will happen automatically.

They are wrong. Assimilation will not be possible in the 21st century as it was in the 20th century, if only because of the proliferation of means of communication, in particular social networks.

The situation of Quebec is particularly precarious in this new context.

Assessment of immigration

In any case, illegal immigration will not s tomorrow morning, as if by magic, even if Joe Biden and Justin Trudeau reach an agreement on Roxane Road.

Therefore, failing for the moment to stop the flow of immigrants, Quebec and Canada should equip themselves with instruments for assessing the costs and benefits of immigration in all major sectors of society, both economic and social.

At least that way we would have a fair picture of the situation, without complacency or alarmism.

Mass immigration and its impacts in Quebec and Canada