Canada Red Hot for Irish Migrants, US Feels the Pinch

Available data suggest that immigration to Canada has become rather Irish by nature, of late. Towards the close of the year 2011, there were over 5,200 temporary migrant workers from Ireland in the Maple Country – reflecting an increase of nearly 1,000 as compared to what one saw during the year gone by. Though this number does not seem very impressive, when one compares the same with the numbers from certain other nations, including Mexico, still Canada seems to have emerged as a top destination for Irish workers.

Meanwhile, a concerned person was quoted as saying that for the past two years or so there is an improved zeal or enthusiasm in Ireland for Canada Immigration though the swell in the numbers of Irish workers traveling to Canada has not gone down well with some concerned people in the US — long regarded the favorite second home for Irishmen.

One such person was quoted as saying that the US was being robbed of the talent of the very best and the brightest from Ireland’s young – maybe thanks to former’s not too impressive immigration policy. He added that currently a large number of people are shifting to the nations of Canada, Australia and England even as nearly two centuries of previous Irish immigration sufficiently prove that the US’s loss of this resource benefits its economic competitors.

Canada immigration by Irish people has a rich history and it dates back to the 16th century. By the 2006 census, more than 4.3 million Canadians mentioned their ethnic origin as Irish. Even Dublin is busy working to make certain that its people in Canada are well supported there.

During the year of 2011, Ireland spent close to $14.8 million on grants to extend support to the people from Ireland scattered across the globe — with nearly $190,000 of the said amount going Canada’s way.

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