This has been suggested by the recent report by Herbert Grubel, a former Member of Parliament and a Canadian economist.
Employment based Canada immigration—Canada immigration needs to be employment-based rather than points based. This has been stated by Professor Grubel. A senior fellow at Fraser Institute and an emeritus of economics professor with Simon Fraser University, has called for an immediate change in the selection process of Canada immigration.
Canada immigration selection process must be employment-based(an employment-driven skilled worker program) rather than being a points-based selection process.
Points based immigration burdens Canadians--Expressing his views in support of having an employment-based Canada immigration selection process, Professor Grubel said each year, the total cost of immigration for Canadians is roughly $20 billion. That’s due to the reason that immigrants pay lesser taxes while use almost the same government services as used by native Canadians.
Proposed changes to Canada immigration— Let’s see here two changes Grubel wants to be introduced to the immigration selection process of Canada—
• Employment-based immigration selection process should be introduced by the government of Canada by putting to an end to the current points-based immigration selection process. As per the recent report by Grubel, Canada immigration process should allow only those skilled foreigners who have an offer of pre-arranged employment in Canada.
This system will help in better and successful settlement of newcomers and immigrants coming to live and work in Canada.
He also suggested the government of Canada to stay involved in terms of settling minimum wages and minimum standards to help prevent employment from making use of immigration to get workers on low wages because doing so makes a big hole in the pocket of Canadian taxpayers.
• Eliminating PGP(Parent and Grandparent) sponsorship for newcomers in Canada. Grubel wants the government of Canada to eliminate PGP sponsorship as Canada permanent residency program.
With regard to elimination of Canada PGP, he maintains that it can be done very easily by enabling those who had come to Canada assuming that they will have the ability for sponsoring their PGPs to keep retaining this ability.
Rather, Grubel suggests a transition period that should allow all immigrants having become Canada permanent residents before his proposed change to be allowed to sponsor their Parent and Grandparents for Canada permanent residency. He was all praises for the new 20-year sponsorship period to become effective for the Canada Parent and Grandparent Sponsorship program.