Canada leads the world in pro-immigration sentimentEighty per cent of Canadians oppose a reduction in immigration levelsBy 03/22/2006|hrreporter.com|Last Updated: 04/10/2006 Canadians feel more positive about immigration than the residents of many other immigrant-receiving countries, according to a recent Gallup survey. The survey of approximately 1,000 residents of immigrant-receiving countries found that 22 per cent of Canadians surveyed would like to see an actual increase in immigration levels, while only four per cent of Britons and six per cent of Americans feel the same. Though 58 per cent of Canadians would like to maintain current levels of immigration, only 33 per cent of the Britons surveyed and 35 per cent of Americans surveyed agreed. "Canada doesn’t place as much emphasis on a single dominant ethno-cultural identity,” said Jack Jedwab, executive director of the Association for Canadian Studies. “As a result, there is less societal pressure for cultural integration. In other immigrant-receiving countries there is often concern for preserving the identity of a particular ethnic majority resulting in a less positive attitude towards immigration," To Read the Full Story, Subscribe or Sign In Remember Me Forgot Password If you are a current Subscriber, please click here to set-up or update your login information.