And you taxpayers will get a surprise, my Nightflyer friend! Your government, from the top down to the very local level, will take on the burden of feeding them, clothing them, and sheltering them. All the while, they will be resorting to crime to get the cash to have what they want. Your law enforcement will be overwhelmed. You get used to the mexican gangs, as they will be everywhere. And...they are dangerous killers..The Latin Kings will dominate.The govt. of Canada is welcoming right now because in provinces like Alberta there is a massive labor shortage due to the oil boom.And let me tell you, it's a boom! There are PLENTY of jobs in Alberta and there is a shortage of trades workers....welders, pipe fitters, crane operators,electricians,carpent ers, etc.
You will be most successful and lucky to get VERY good wages with having a trade.Yes, there are other opportunities but the best of the best is in those trades.
However, jobs in retail, restaurant workers, general labor in construction, etc...are in desperate need of workers too because the boom creates spinoffs like a population boom and new houses.Many canadians could care less about working in WalMart or a restaurant so businesses is hiring who comes along which seems to be attracting alot of mexicans.I guess businesses don't have much choice.
BTW....the cost of living is extremely high in Alberta especially the cities.It's not bad everywhere but I know guys who live in Ft.McMurray, where MUCH of the oil boom is occurring, and they pay $1500 mth. for a one bedroom apartment! Real estate is very high too!!
Because of the high cost of living, some stores in those areas like Walmart and Canadian tire pay $12-$15 per hour which is much more than other WalMarts in Canada. Some of those mexicans are going to get a big surprise at their wage, then surprised again at rent costs.
I am not being an alarmist, as the reality is everywhere in the USA. But be prepared, as your next tax burden will be our next tax relief.