Canada, as one of the biggest immigration countries, welcomes people from all over the the world and forms a representative multicultural atmosphere in today’s society. Over these few decays, the country has always been consummating the laws to provide immigrants equal rights and freedoms, and better treatments they could receive. However, Canadian immigration laws were not unprejudiced and it eventually caused a “legal discrimination” before 1976. The legal rights of the immigrant groups have improved significantly because of the demands of developing the country, the influences of the wars, and the globalization of the world.
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
Imagine only having the clothes on your back, leaving the land you have known for so long, and leaving precious loved ones to go to an unknown place, not even certain what awaits you at your arrival? This is was the reality of Chinese immigrants coming to Canada during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. After arriving to what was a fresh start and better life, they were welcomed with a greeting that was much more icier than the Canadian winter. Chinese immigrants coming to Canada faced hardship after hardship from the long voyages, the expensive head tax, and the back-breaking jobs they had.
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.
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 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.
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
Canada has viewed immigration as a big need in order to grow population and the economy. Without the immigration policies Canada’s population would not have grown as much as it has in the last decade. The Immigration policies in Canada make sure all values; beliefs and opinions of Canadians are regarded when making decisions. Not all Canadians are opposed to immigration but some aren't all for it either. If Canada was in the situations refugees and immigrants are in, Canada would want other countries to be happy to help. Most people are all for social change and care about cultural and economic benefits immigration brings. The point system in Canada is a great idea to most, new comers
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
According to Canada Citizenship and Immigration annual report, Canada’s immigration intake per annum is 250, 000. The immigrants move to Canada to seek opportunities that the country offers such better healthcare, free quality education, good housing and better job opportunities. But, are the opportunities a reality, is the Canadian government in a position to offer all immigrants comfortable stay once in Canada, or is the number too large for government? Should the government increase the intake or should the intake be limited to the number the government could comfortably accommodate?
Canada is a very diverse country. Meaning there is are people from all over the world. Immigration is a huge part of Canada, and Canada wouldn’t be the same without it. There are a lot of people who immigrate to Canada from all over the world for many different reasons. A lot of the people who are here now, were not originally from Canada. We all have stories on how and why we came here. In this report, I will tell you the story of how my family came to Canada from Malaysia. My family’s immigration story is made up of push and pull factors, how they came, and how they adapted. This is my family’s immigration story.