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Over 40 percent of Canadians have said that immigration rates should be cut, according to research performed by the Department of Immigration.
This research comes after the government hinted at lowering immigration quotas after granting space for 341 thousand applications, according to Blacklock's Reporter.
The researchers asked over 1,000 people whether they were uncomfortable with the government's ambition to "admit 341,000 immigrants this year," to which 41 percent of Canadians said that they were.
19 percent of the survey's respondents said that they were very positive about Canada's rate of immigration, while 30 percent said that immigration is changing the country "in ways I don't like."
On top of this, 51 percent of respondents said that "immigrants need to do more to integrate into Canadian society."
The most robust response came when 52 percent of survey respondents agreed with the statement that "Canada should focus on helping unemployed Canadians rather than looking for skilled immigrants for our workforce."
Under the Trudeau government, immigration rates are now at their highest since 1913. Trudeau ministers have proposed raising the quota by 1 percent every year, meaning the country should admit 351,000 the next year.
Trudeau's immigration minister proposed this plan a day before the World Health Organization confirmed that there was a pandemic. Since then, Canada's immigration rates have, quite naturally, slowed down.