If there’s a contest for being the most welcoming, you know Canadians are at the top! Canada just ranked fourth place in the world for being the most immigrant-friendly country in terms of its policies.
The Migration Integration Policy Index revealed that the True North was among the top five countries based on its impressive immigration policies that push for equal rights and opportunities for foreigners.
CANADA’S MIGRATION INTEGRATION POLICY INDEX RATING
According to the report, Canada ranked big among 52 countries from five continents, receiving a score of 80.
“Among English-speaking countries, Canada is becoming a more attractive and inclusive global destination,” Thomas Huddleston, director of research for the Migration Policy Group, said in a news release.
“Canada, along with New Zealand, is taking the place of previous top-ranking countries such as Australia, the UK and the United States.”
Canada was in sixth place in 2015 and has managed to increase its standing due to health care improvements for those seeking asylum.
The country also gained points for making improvements to its 2017 Citizenship Act.
Additionally, the report said that Canada’s strength came from its anti-discrimination policies in legislation like the Charter of Rights and Freedoms and various national multiculturalism policies.
The country still has room to improve. In 2019 Canada was ranked as one of the countries with the most racial discrimination in workplace hiring.