Migration is about the movement of people. It is when the movement of people result in the permanent relocation of an individual or a group across certain distances. In Canada, migration has impacted Canada’s population significantly within the past two to three decades. One in every five individuals living in Canada are a visible minority. Migration into Canada is wanted for three reasons.
In the past, Canada 's immigration policy had been discriminatory. Throughout the 20th century, the exclusivity of immigration in our country has evolved positively from the Chinese Exclusion Act, to the Changing Immigration Policy and lastly, the Immigration Act. To begin, the exclusivity of immigration in Canada has changed positively due to the Chinese Exclusion Act. This act is also known as the Chinese Immigration Act was passed in 1923. This act banned all people of Chinese nationality from immigrating to Canada.
Quebec have been promoting bilingualism, and trying to use both language French and English in the province. The definition of “bilingual” is vague. According to Oxford Advanced Learner’s Dictionary (2010), bilingual is a person who can speak two languages equally well. This does not make clear how much you need to speak to be a bilingual. It has no specific borderline.
Reign of Trudeau Canada has 23 different Prime Minsters that was in charge of Canada since 1871, but all of these men did not have a positive effect on Canada, while they were in office. Pierre Elliot Trudeau, the 15th Prime Minster of Canada was an exception. For 15 years of being Prime Minster, Trudeau was a great Prime Minster because he united a country which was historically divided and ushered it in a unique bilingually identity. During his time in the office, Trudeau made great advancements in social, political and cultural spheres of Canada.
Quebec is a province in Canada that was founded in 1867. The nationalist movement in Quebec, also known as the Quebec sovereignty movement, is a political movement that promotes the independence of the province from the country of Canada. This conflict was between the Catholic people of Quebec, also known as Québécois, and the Protestant people of the rest of Canada. It is often referred to as The Quiet Revolution because no violence takes place. The reasons behind sovereignty were due to Quebec’s fear of losing their unique culture because of the assimilation of the rest of the country.
Canada was the first country to adopt multiculturalism and has since cultivated a society that focuses on the benefits of diversity and encourages racial and ethnic harmony. In fact, in an article by Keung in The Star, Canada ranked fourth most welcoming country for immigrants in the world. This was seen as the reason behind higher rates of naturalization as individual rights are being championed and immigrants are guaranteed equality. Now, with Justin Trudeau from the Liberal Party as Prime Minister, the world can expect reforms in Canada’s Immigration System that would be more sympathetic to refugees and immigrants. Regulating the inflow of foreign nationals would be the Canadian Immigration and Refugee Law and the Immigration and Refugee
As it has been said, Canada is a very diverse multinational country with many immigrants living in the country. In this section, it will briefly discuss about the five elements of Cultural Dimension; Power Distance, Individualism, Masculinity, Uncertainty Avoidance, and Time Orientation. In terms to search a reliable source for this section, I have chosen Hofstede Centre, an online data base supposedly to help people to understand and learn about a country; as for a successful cultural competence between those who are from a different culture; because the study is carefully examined by the creator and the intelligence of the site, Geert Hofstede. Who has conducted one of the most comprehensive studies on culture (Biography, Geert Hofstede).
As French is Canada’s second language, French education needs to be in place for all students, starting from kindergarten to grade 12. There are many benefits on learning a new language. Learning an additional language allows for more career opportunities, allows people to learn about another culture, and has been proven to help with memory. French is the third most spoken language in the world, that says something in it self.
Introduction Group Work & Immigrants It could be argued that group work can have a direct positive impact on helping immigrants acclimate to life in Canada. Group work has been used a type of therapy in recent years to help all kinds of individuals in vulnerable situations come together and work together on their journey to improve their lives. When newcomers arrive to Canada they are faced with a multitude of challenging issues that they have to deal with in order to find a better life for themselves and for their families. In addition to not being able to speak the English language that well (often times), immigrants also need to work hard to find a job quickly in order to support their families and all in all immigrants sometimes struggle
To be born in the United States yet raised by my Haitian parents in Haiti means to be born in an unknown world, simply described as the knowledge of life, confidence, and respect, all engraved in the mindset of anyone who allows it. Being raised in the Haitian culture made me realize that life is not hard unless it is interpreted to be. In order to understand the vernacular and daily life of a Haitian man or woman, one must know the history behind the perils. Gaining its independence in 1804, Haiti was trampled upon by both the French and the Spanish until Haitian soldiers fought back to rid themselves of their colonizers. From this statement, it is imperative for one to realize that the life of any Haitian begins with a fight, not necessarily
Beginning in the 20th century, Canada was encouraging immigration to take place, and for people to migrate to this country that promised free land and exemption to follow whatever religion they desired to follow. However, there were many disputes that arose when attempts to bring people in began. Our past reality was portrayed a certain way however, Canada currently in the 21st century has evolved immensely. Despite this, a variety of our feelings toward immigration have also remained the same since then. Overall, the Canadian government as well as the general population’s feelings toward immigration in the 20th and 21st century possess several differences and similarities as our past differs from what our current reality is yet, a great deal
For many, the question of whether Canada’s vast multiculturalism is beneficial or hindering remains unanswered and unresolved. From its adoption on October 7 1971, multiculturalism was intended to preserve the cultural freedom of all individuals and to provide recognition of the cultural contributions of diverse ethnic groups to Canadian society. Despite multiculturalism being one of Canada’s defining qualities, opinions upon the subject are difficult to form due the unawareness of Canadian citizens and global population. Although the welfare of this outlining characteristic is experienced day by day in the functioning of the country, little to no recognition are given to these advantages. By embracing the variety of cultures within Canada,
Canada accepts 250,000 immigrants every year, coming from more than 200 countries. Canada has the highest per capita immigration in the world three times higher than The United States, which makes Canada one of the most multiculturalist countries in the world. Immigration is a process where people come to a foreign country to settle permanently. Changes in immigration policy have always been a very essential part in shaping the Canadian history and the present. These changes in immigration policies resulted in the anti-racism, retrenchment and the post war economic
The Trump Effect Is Donald Trump truly all that bad for Canada? Is he indeed the worst president ever? Although many people assume he is; Donald Trump has helped Canada out, but on the same thought he has instituted protectionist policies that damaged the Canadian economy. I’m neither pro Trump nor anti Trump, but even though Donald Trump is the president of the United States, he is still effecting changes in Canada, both excellent and dreadful.
Canada is a multicultural country. As a lot of people have immigrated to Canada from different parts of the world, they brought some cultural elements of their native culture along with them. These cultural elements have been blended into the mainstream culture of Canada. With so much diverse population, it is natural that people will be ethnocentric.