Robert’s story did not occur in isolation and is, instead, is situated in the specific social, political and economic context of the late 1940s to 1950s. By this time, World War Two (WWII) had subsided, the economy was recovering, and Canada found itself fairly well situated to accept new immigrants (Hawkins, 1988, p.99). Fuelled by the expansion of certain industries (e.g. construction), this period “saw the beginning of a significant economic boom in Canada” (Kelly & Trebilcock, 2010, p.316; Troper, 1993, p.250). Therefore, what had previously been characterized by a relatively restrictive climate for immigration, due to the fear during WWII, was gradually replaced with more “libera[l]” (Kelly & Trebilcock, 2010, p.318) immigration policies
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
In present day canada, many foreigners come from far and wide, whilst leaving their families behind in hopes of a better life for them and their children to come. Believing Canada is a land of opportunity, however was Canada always considered “the highway to a better life”?In the late 18 hundreds, Canada did not provide equal opportunities for all.People of different races, genders, and classes faced mass extents of discrimination. People with money were people with power, in repercussion for the industrialization of the late 18 century and the invention of the steam engine, the poor got poorer and and the rich richer, whilst creating a considerable wage gap. Finally the Canadian government treated people that were not of their ideal image
The immigration issues facing Vancouver and Montreal are more similar than they seem. Despite the obvious differences in location and ethnic groups, the two problems are comparable to each other. In Vancouver, they face issues of Asian immigration, more specifically, Hong Kong. The clash of ideals and culture lend themselves to a struggle between native Canadians and Asian immigrants. When immigrants from Hong Kong come to Canada, they bring with them a specific set of ideals, backed with money to simulate the economy. Here lies the issue- shall there be actions made to retain traditional Vancouver culture, knowing that they would hurt the economy, or should they accept these Asian immigrants, knowing that their culture might be at-risk. One
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.
Many Albertans believe that the Canadian government has treated them as more of a source for resources than an equal part of Canada. The government regulation of Alberta’s oil prices was seen as an unfair policy to protect Eastern Canada in spite of Alberta. Moreover, Albertans are upset that Alberta has less political power due to its population size. Nevertheless, Alberta is still an important part of Canada as Canada’s energy province and containing Banff National Park. Immigrants are also an important group to consider when defining Canada’s national identity as a multicultural nation. Canada has been taking immigrants and refugees for hundreds of years and will hopefully continue to do so. Each immigrant has a unique understanding of Canadian national identity as each is incorporated with different foreign cultures. Many immigrants value the freedom, rights, safety, and security that Canada provides them with. The Canadian opinion on migrants is mostly positive as this country was built and strengthened by immigration. My own parents immigrated to Canada in 1998 and my family is incredibly grateful that they did. Canada has offered my family so many opportunities that would not be available had my parents stayed in South Africa. I define Canada’s national identity with ideas like “multiculturalism” and “internationalism”
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
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.
To begin with, intitionally being apart of the British Empire, Canada had spectific view on appropite immigrates. Since the early times, discrimiation has greatly affected the immigration policy. Due to factors like various cultural beliefs and religious differences, series of notorious refusals decisions were made; which lead to damaging concequences for those immigrant 's. In particular, the refusal of the ship the St.Louis carrying 930 Jewish refugees in 1939; ultimately sentencing three-quarter of its passengers to death under the Nazi regime. The Chinese head tax was targeted toward the immigrants from 1872; impacting the cause of prohibition of all Chinese immigrants in 1923. In relation to equal rights for each indiviual, Trudeau believed that discrimination and racism should not be allowed when accepting one as an immigrate. In 1976, a new Immigration Act came into law. This act gave more power to the provinces of setting their own immigration laws. Following the critia of cultural and demographic goals and non-discriminatory. List of prohibited individuals was replaced by categories relating to health, public safety, criminality, propensity for violence and fraudulent immigration claims. In addition, it provided a first formal inclusion of refugees as a distinct class of immigrants. Refugees had been determined on a basis resulting in persecuted and displaced persons that did not qualify as refugees could still be allowed entry into Canada in humanitarian grounds. The removal of the restrictions provdies the framework for modern immigration policy. "Visible minorities made up 12.4% of immigrants who arrived before 1971. During the 1970s, this proportion more than quadrupled to 53.0% and further increased to 67.4% of those who arrived in the 1980s." stated by Statistics Canada. Essentially, all aspects of racism are banned from the acceptance of new immigration; providing a equal chance to each
Certain anti-Asian activists like H.H. Stevens continued their “Canadian attempts to control Asian migration” through restricting entrance to the country and raising the head tax to as high as $500, which almost ceased Chinese immigration and forced many Chinese immigrants out of Canada.7 Anderson once again used the ethos and pathos to support his argument. He first questioned his readers about the methods used in disposing aboriginals from British settlements while Canadians first settled in North America.8 This would get the readers to reflect on Canada’s past wrong doings, and given the resemblance, sympathize with Chinese immigrants being evicted from the country.9 Anderson then moved on to question the right of Canadians by taking both an ethical and an emotional stance. He argued that since Canadians seized its land from Aboriginals, Chinese immigrants had the same right to settle in Canada as European
In 2002, Canada followed Homeland Security of United States and came up with an immigration plan. The bill was called “Immigration and Refugee Protection Act.” The focus of the bill was to stop people entering Canada and seeking asylum who will endanger the safety of the Canadians. The bill introduced strict law for people who will try to put the life of Canadians at risk. The law allowed immigration to remove people from the country who may pose a threat to the country. It also allowed high financial penalties. It also give power to front line officers to deny access to people entering Canada who have a criminal record. The law also fasten the process to remove people from the country, if convicted to any crime endangering the Canadians.
Canadian Immigration Policy: An Analysis of the Formation of Transnational Families in Regulation 117(9)(d), Excluded Family Members of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Regulations (IRPR)
Between 1890 to 1914, Canada was considered as a safe haven for Black settlers and refugees, and before that, for fugitive slaves. Series of events led to Canada’s dreams for freedom this and many people helped turned this dream into a reality. However, people immigrating to Canada did not avoid the racial discrimination by colonists and the limit of rights that came along with it.
In the early 20th century, Canadian society was unaccepting of any sort of East Asian immigrants. “The deportations (of Indians) were triggered by racist immigration laws that had been created six years (1908) earlier following anti-Asian riots in Vancouver’s Chinatown and Japantown.” Due to these riots and the systematic racism established in Canadian society, “East Indian immigration to Canada decreased dramatically until the 1940s.”. Canadian society was initially unaccepting of Indian immigrants, shown through the organizing of protests regarding the growing immigrant population. The negative perspective on Indian immigrants, caused immigration to Canada from India to decrease. This shows that societies, and not only the government’s view on immigrants had an effect on Indian immigration. Societies’ outlook on immigration and prejudices have a serious effect on who will immigrate, and how many people will. However, over the course of the 20th century, the Canadian government came “under pressure from a newly-created independent Indian government, Canada began to change its discriminatory immigration policies after the end of the Second World War. The initial quota for Indian immigrants was 150, but was subsequently raised to 300 a few years later.” Indian
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.