Multiculturalism is more favourable among young Canadians than older according to a recent study conducted by Ledger Marketing.

The study finds eighty-two per cent from age 18-24 stated they approve in multiculturalism and should be exported to other countries to help address with religion, ethnicity and language tensions. However, only 57 per cent of age 65 and older felt that way.

In some ways Canada can be an example to the rest of the world:  multiculturalism on a larger scale work, but it is not perfect. All Canadians have an equal opportunity to excel and prosper which often is not the case in many other parts of the world, even in nations where there are a larger number of immigrants.

On many fronts, Canada is in a unique position because immigrants coming from all over the world meet the needs of Canada.  First, it fills the requirement of Canada’s dwindling population due to low birth rate. In the coming years, one out of three immigrants will be required to fill new vacant positions when baby boomers begin to retire.

When many immigrants come to Canada, they want to make a better life for themselves and their families. These are economic immigrants who are here to work hard and contribute to the Canadian economy. In addition, they are ambassadors, especially when the economy is going global.

Are all things rosy? No, because for multiculturalism to truly work, newcomers have to make greater efforts to assimilate instead congregating in their own communities.