http://news.nationalpost.com/news/canada/immigrants-cost-23b-a-year-fraser-institute-reportNational Post said:Immigrants to Canada cost the federal government as much as $23-billion annually and “impose a huge fiscal burden on Canadian taxpayers,” according to a think-tank report released Tuesday that was immediately criticized as telling only part of the story.
The Fraser Institute report says newcomers pay about half as much in income taxes as other Canadians but absorb nearly the same value of government services, costing taxpayers roughly $6,051 per immigrant and amounting to a total annual cost of somewhere between $16.3-billion and $23.6-billion.
When taking into account the displacement of jobs (and don't start with the 'nobody wants to do' nonsense) as well as the points mentioned in the article, the True cost of immigration is very high indeed. Now, I know that this country, like others, was built by immigrants, but back then everyone pulled their own weight. Today, not everyone is expected to.
... Is it really racist to suggest that charity begins at home?