Originally Posted by samne
I just find international migration sexier than packing a uhaul for a temporary job. This goes both ways.
Why does it look bad?
Im not knocking Alberta's prosperity, but these articles are just putting twists on the same old story.
Sorry, perhaps I was being a bit touchy based on the some of the previous posts. No harm meant.
As for it being sexier, I certainly cannot deny that it can add a hell of a lot more to the local cultural scene than internal migration. One need only look at how Toronto is different today than it was 15-20 years ago to see the benefits of international immigration.
That said, I stand by my earlier statement that the problem with international immigration is that it is often based on limited information.
Also, I am quite shocked to see the downward trend in Ontarion wrt being a point of entry of international immigrants. While not a massive decrease - yet - it is interesting none the less.
Until SC comes out with real numbers though it is just guessing as to where everyone is going to. Perhaps Nunavut will see a big spike!!
BTW, I too am getting tired of all these media articles on Alberta's growth. That said it is the end of the year, journalists appear to be lazy, the weather has calmed down in BC and fortunately there is no major death or mayhem in Canada, so what else do they have to full the paper with??