'Blame the Government of Jamaica'
Talk BackThursday, January 08, 2015
AN appeal by the Canadian High Commission for Jamaicans to take advantage of the country's new Express Entry immigration management system has sparked great interest and debate among Jamaica Observer online readers. Here are some reactions to the story which was published yesterday under the headline 'Express Entry to Canada'.
Run! 60 days is 60 days!
Brain drain again as the government here in Jamaica will NEVER be able to provide hope for its residents. Jamaicans will soon be inhabited by only two classes of people:
(1) the very rich
(2) poor PNP supporters.
Jamaican skilled workers will be in strong competition with Asians(Indians and Chinese) and Eastern Europeans. The Jamaicans' advantage is their close alignment with North American culture.
@guest: Not necessarily, the perception the Asians are bright, efficient and hard working give them the advantage.
When they are finished only/or mainly thieves and zero-productive people will remain in Jamaica.
@Dully: They make up the majority of the country already that's why the good people running away.
@Dully: While that may be true, Dully, it is the Government's responsibility to ensure that does not happen. The way that Jamaica is going right now, I cannot see hope for a better future. We as a supposedly independent nation keep taking on the ways of America, and are straying from our own roots. So there is hardly anything left in Jamaica for Jamaicans.
Well, Canada will soon look like America with a Jamaican around every corner. But blame the Government of Jamaica, it's big on education and blind on quality of life and employment.
Very good system for those who are qualified and have that desire to migrate.
@liqyliqy: One more thing: only people who want to make something of themselves need apply cause we're tired of some of the unproductive ones giving us Jamaicans a bad name. Oh yah, be prepared to freeze your butt off, especially on a day like today.
Great! This is the time for all you graduates to seize this opportunity. Consider the world your oyster. Don't accept less than you deserve for yourselves in this life. Leave the emotional attachment to Jamaica behind.
A process designed to speed up extracting the "cream" from countries which do not value, respect or really want their skilled, trained, professional -- articulate minority.
SPEAK IT LIKE IT IS
Well, there goes our skilled Jamaicans because our government doesn't respect them.
Great news for individual Jamaicans. Terrible news for our beloved Jamaica. ...I won't or cannot lament the exodus of educated and credentialled Jamaicans who have chosen to leave for the green(er) grasses for my house is made of glass and mirrors. How and when to return to my native land, that is the question.
Free up! The Canadian government and system acknowledges the talent, skills and well-being of Jamaicans than these incompetent politicians... Maybe I should be voting for a Canadian government the next time around.
Official brain drain programme. When these economic powers are through with Jamaica, there will be even fewer skilled and educated people left in Jamaica. The Jamaican government must demand compensation for this depletion of the nation's human capital.
@JA4LIFE: Demand compensation? The Jamaican government doesn't own its people! Also, as any Jamaican will tell you; if the opportunity to work and feed your family was available in Jamaica, they would never leave, and a lot of them who have left would quickly come back home.
@JA4LIFE: If the Jamaican government was providing for the skilled and educated, these overseas economic programmes would not be so welcomed. People go where they have a chance to live and prosper.
@JA4LIFE: Demand compensation from whom as if our government has any clout!
@JA4LIFE: Demand compensation! Are you kidding me?
'The Government of Canada is seeking immigrants that will enhance Canada as soon as they can." The brain drain continues. Enhance countries abroad with skilled people, neglect home.
But do you really think decent, law-abiding, God-fearing citizens would want to stay in a country like Jamaica that has so many murders per year and is one of the most corrupt countries in the world? For me, it would be lightning entry to Canada.
More robbing the country than benefiting it of its skilled personnel ... then again what's here to do?
Be careful of Canada. I've heard horror stories of people selling off their homes and other belongings and taking in excess of a year to land meaningful employment. In most cases they don't allow you to work with certificates/licences from other countries until you get theirs and you have to settle for odd jobs until you finally get a job that matches your qualification.
Before one person sets foot in Canada under this new 'opportunity' they should pay Jamaica for the nurturing afforded to its citizens, not to mention payment of all outstanding student loans!