n the twentieth century the Government of Canada decided to increase the number of immigrants coming into Canada, this step was taken to include individuals from countries where English was not the first language. The immigration policy led to an inflow of immigrants from all over the world. Now Canada welcomes between 240,000 to 265,000 people each year (Government of Canada, n.d.). An immigrant is a person who moves from their home country to another country for permanent residency (Merriam Webster, n.d.). The highest number of immigrants come from the Philippines (Government of Canada, n.d.). Coming to a new country has many barriers such as social, and economical barriers. Immigration into Canada is important because the local population is getting older and the birth rate is declining
Those who don’t live or have ever been may think that Canada is a country that is not diverse maybe even monocultural, that Canada is flat full of only farmland and rural towns, that we live lives fueled by hockey and that is all that Canada is. In reality every Canadian knows it is much more it is diverse, scenic and urban. In the essay “My Canada” by Anita Rau Badami she said this about Canada “the country had been doing a slow dance for me over the nine years that I had lived here, showing me tantalizing little bits of itself every now and then.” The quote by Badami says that Canada has little charms spread throughout the country, such as the vastness and natural beauty of Lake Louise and all National Parks. Festivals in Edmonton which displays Canadian culture and a variety of other cultures from around the earth. The peacefulness of the prairies, to the
Having survived the atrocities of World War I, the population of the United States embarked on a newer never before experienced pathway in the 1920s. With over 100 million people now living in the United States, the numbers of immigrants coming into the country was again on the rise (Pop Culture:1920, 2015). The number of immigrants frightened the Americans and sent them into a state of anti-immigrant hysteria called nativism (Tindall & Shi, 2013). Although many citizens conveniently disregarded that their ancestry dated from earlier immigration, the Emergency Immigration Act of 1921 was passed by Congress in 1921 to limit and restrict the number of immigrants allowed annually into the United States (Tindall & Shi, 2013). The Emergency Immigration Act was passed because many population groups believed the newer groups of immigrants were foreign radicals
America is a country with a history founded on people looking for a new start and emigrating from the old world to fulfill their dreams. Immigration is not always happiness, rags to riches, and the American dream. Major immigration periods happened from 1607, 1820-1870 and again in the early 1900’s. Immigrant numbers were growing so exponentially that the National origins Act of 1921 and 1924 was enacted to put a quota limit that blatantly discriminated against immigrants from Southern and Eastern Europe. Immigrants that made it in faced many hardships such as learning new languages, abandoning family, and accepting the American values. But the perilous, extensive uprooting may not have been worth it in the long haul. While moving to America proved itself worthy for those escaping persecution and tyranny, it caused problems in the long run for others due to the isolation and poverty.
In the article “Canada’s Immigration System Is No Kinder than America’s”, Adnan Khan speaks to the refocusing of Canada’s immigration system on short-term economic needs, rather than investing in high-skilled workers or ethical immigration policy. Khan documents ethical changes in immigration pathways such as Canada’s Temporary Foreign Worker program, Refugee programs, and family reunification efforts which indicate the changing discourse around migrants from developing countries, Canada’s obligation to protect these migrants, and the sharing of resources and nationhood. This essay will critically analyze the examples and arguments presented in “Canada’s Immigration System Is No Kinder Than America’s” in order explore concepts of “worthiness”,
Many Canadian citizens feel that their government betrayed the Chinese immigrants after the completion of the Trans-Canada railway in the late 19th century. However, Christopher Anderson argues in his article “The Senate and the fight against the 1885 Chinese Immigration Act” that the Canadian senate has never given up on the fight for the preservation of rights deserved by Chinese immigrants. In his article, Anderson depicts statistical data and explains legislatures imposed on the Chinese immigrants to strengthen his argument, and then he attempts to gain the reader’s support through employing a series of ethical and emotional strategies.
From 1942-1949 the Canadian government was responsible for the cruel internment of Japanese citizens in Canada. Ever since the first sailor Manzo-Nagano arrived in New Westminster, BC Japanese have experienced prejudice. Early BC settlers were extremely conscious of there ethnic origin and were extremely concerned with the racial origins of immigrants, they became obsessed with eliminating “undesirables” and as a result passed laws preventing them from voting, working in mines and other government funded projects. On Dec 7th 1941, Following the bombing of Pearl Harbor killing 2403 Americans, 22,000 Japanese Canadians were disposed of there property and belongings and were evicted to various internment camps. The definition of a just society is that everyone has equal rights regardless of gender race. During WWII treatment of Japanese Canadians was unjust.
Canada is a nation known for the multicultural population. It is seen as an attractive destination for the great social policies adopted by the charismatic leaders the country was able to create. Since the 1800’s, Canada’s immigration laws were severely restricted to non-whites, nevertheless, the country has now evolved to encompass all ethnicities equally. Canada’s identity, especially since the 1950’s and onwards, experienced rapid growth and change. This can be seen through the following examples: Immigration, Pierre Trudeau and the F.L.Q crisis.
The article, The Colour of Poverty: A Study of the Poverty of Ethnic and Immigrant Groups in Canada (Kazempiur & Halli, 2000) sets out to answer the question of how different groups of immigrants are performing economically. Taking into account the ethnic origin, period and age at immigration and immigrant’s geographical location within Canada, the authors are able to examine each group individually and compare them. In publishing this article, the authors clear up the issue of why previous research involving immigrants ' economic performance have had mixed results. Their research shows that to get accurate results one cannot study immigrants as one group.
The need for human interaction is universal. One way to fulfil this concept is through the action of communication. Throughout the constant developments in history, many desire to establish a unqiue nation that defines their culture. There are many significante factors that contribute to one 's nation 's identity. Through an authority figure, many were able to have a voice in the decisions about their country. This atmosphere of news ideas and voices cherished an expansion in an unique Canadian identity. Canada is a country of duel languages, multiculurlism, and impartiality but it was through the efforts of one man that allowed these components.
In the article “Newcomers Vote with Their Feet“ by Rudyard Griffiths, there is a lot of Canadians who have a negative attitude toward the newcomers, and the author suggested to resolve the Canadian immigration system problem. Canadians believe that they are able to choose the skilled immigrants just because they are one of the developed countries, and no one can resist Canada. Nevertheless, they are wrong beliefs. In addition, while Canada is the second destination of the new immigrants, 95 percent of the citizens who obtained the Canadian citizenship are unskilled workers. Furthermore, 20 percent of the spending of the federal goes to the language trainers. However, while the half majority of immigrants are in Ontario, they only receive 1500
Immigration has been and will continue to happen all around the world. There are so many reasons for people who come from different countries and ethnicities to move from country to country. The reasons why these people immigrate is either they are simply forced to, due to violence and hostility or that they are in search of a better life for them, and or their family etc. Canada being rated number one in quality of life has been a goal for people wanting to immigrate. The Immigration and Refugee Protection Act ( IRPA) was established by the Canadian government in the year 2002. The objectives of this act can be discussed in 2 topics.. The first topic is to share the benefits of immigration, and support a prosperous economy across all regions
Congratulation on winning a majority in parliament. You are a champion of Real Change who can defeat the politics of fear. As you are preparing to uphold the oath of office, I decided to give you a precious present. Please accept The Canadian Constitution, the fundamental law that must influence all your decisions when governing our great country.
In Canada we need immigration to replace the retiring workforce, keep our economy strong, keep our population at an acceptable level and to increase birth rates. In Canada we are facing an increase in retirement rates because the baby boomers are starting to retire. Since they are starting to retire we will have to find a way to fill the job demands because the retirees jobs are becoming available. In Canada are birth rates are also declining which will cause us problems in the future to help increase these rates we need immigrants. In the future if our birth rates are low and the workforce is retiring we will have problems keeping up with the job demands so we need to bring skilled workers to Canada from other countries to fill these job