In Canada we celebrate our diversity, and no one expects immigrants to give up their culture. For the most part, newcomers work harder and are involved in less crime than native-born Canadians.
There are several countries that are outstanding in their ability to accept and absorb new immigrants and refugees (not just temporary foreign workers): Australia, where 27.7 per cent of the population is foreign-born; Canada, with 20 per cent; New Zealand at 24 per cent; and the U.S. at 14 per cent (the U.S. accepts by far the largest number of immigrants).
It is worth noting that all of these countries are predominantly English-speaking; Germany is the highest-ranking non-English-speaking country, at 14.9 per cent; however, this includes their guest workers and those “Germans” who were repatriated after the collapse of the Soviet Union.
Very few countries in the world can come close to matching Canada’s generosity and openness to newcomers.