TORONTO -- Canada is regarded as a refugee's paradise. Indeed, the federal government never misses an opportunity to tout the country's ever increasing immigrant population, thanks to annual record-breaking admittance of foreigners.
Last year, 519,722 newcomers were admitted, a 21 percent increase from the previous year's 429,649. This has been the trend since the turn of the millennium, according to Citizenship and Immigration Canada.
However, a breakdown of the numbers reveals that 247,202 of those admitted last year were landed immigrants, 193,061 were temporary foreign workers and 79,459 were foreign students.