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Canada Opinion Poll Shows Citizens Support Immigration Target of 331,000

Canada Opinion Poll Shows Citizens Support Immigration Target of 331,000
Majority of Canadians are in support of immigration target in Canada set at 331,000 newcomers in 2019 as per a recent public opinion poll. 

There Is Variance in Answers

39 percent answering it said that the target was right and 13 percent stated that it can be higher.  Forty percent also felt that it was too high and 8 percent stated that they were not sure. The survey reflects public opinion regarding immigration as there is a federal election scheduled on October 21. Immigration has a target of 330,800 in 2019 in the new permanent residents category set by the Liberal government of Justin Trudeau, who runs for the second term as Prime Minister.  The target in 2020 is 341,000 under the multi-year immigration levels plan. The Polls also show Liberals ahead of the Conservative Party.

The Connection Between Political Support And Immigration

The survey found variance among the opinions as per voter intention. Conservative supporters (62 percent) feel that the target for newcomers (331,000) this year is high. 60 percent of the Liberal supporters expressed satisfaction with the target. The Green Party and New Democratic Party supporters expressed that the target should be high. Voters Bloc Québécois were evenly divided between too high target at 47 percent and about right at 46 percent. There were many regional divisions in the survey across Canada whether the immigration target was satisfactory.  Half of Saskatchewan, Alberta, and Manitoba residents say that the number is too high, while residents of Atlantic Canada, B.C., Quebec and Ontario stated that the number is too low.

Views on Canada Immigration Resulted in Divisions

The economic benefit of immigration also resulted in divisions depending on party lines.  70% planning to vote in favor of Green, Liberal, or NDP agreed that economic growth of Canada depended on immigration in comparison to 43 percent among the Conservative voters. Asked whether, 41 percent Conservative supporters were in agreement that the new immigrants took many jobs away from local people but only 18 percent among the Liberal/Green supporters as well as 19 percent of NDP supporters felt so.  48 percent Respondents stated that the overall handling of immigration policy by the government, was done well and 52 percent stated that it was done poorly. 93 per cent Conservative voters in the poll said, stated that it was done poorly. NDP, Green and Liberal supporters were in majority to have a positive reviews, (65 percent Green 86 percent Liberals).


For the leader to be the best in managing immigration, the survey did not conclude with a clear choice. Andrew Scheer was ahead of opponents with a share of 28 percent Trudeau with 22 percent and Jagmeet Singh at 18 percent. 17 percent respondents were not sure, and that is a major portion.We bring all the relevant details and our patrons can contact them.

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