Majority Canadians Think Higher Immigration Fuelling Housing Prices And Health-Care Crisis: Poll
63% of respondents expressed the view that the influx of newcomers is burdening the country's education systems.
According to a recent Leger poll, a significant majority of Canadians believe that the escalating immigration levels are exacerbating the housing crisis and straining the health-care system.
The survey, conducted over the weekend, revealed that approximately 75% of participants acknowledged that the surge in immigrants is placing additional pressure on both the housing market and the health-care system. Furthermore, 63% of respondents expressed the view that the influx of newcomers is burdening the country’s education systems.
However, the poll highlights that Canadians also recognize certain advantages of increased immigration. Around 75% of those surveyed agreed that higher immigration contributes to the cultural diversity of the nation, and 63% believe that the arrival of young immigrants enhances the workforce and tax base, benefiting older generations.
Leger gathered opinions from 1,529 individuals through online polling. Despite statistical weighting, the results cannot be assigned a margin of error as online polls are not regarded as truly random samples.