Multiculturalism makes people tolerant of each other even if they are from different backgrounds. Proponents of multiculturalism claim that government can enhance social equality by providing space to cultural minorities. (Bloemraad, 2011). According to Metz (2014) multiculturalism can cater to the issues attached with globalization specifically increased flow of immigrants. Moreover, multiculturalism as a public policy leads to talent attraction which helped Canada to attract skilled workforce and financial capital, which placed Canada in most competitive G-8 nations.
Multiculturalism has been official policy in several Western nations since the 1970s, for reasons that varied from country to country, including the fact that many of the great cities of the Western world are increasingly made of a mosaic of cultures (Claval, 2001). The Canadian government has often been described as the instigator of multicultural ideology because of its public emphasis on the social importance of immigration (Wayland 1997). The Canadian Royal Commission on Bilingualism and Biculturalism is often referred as the origins of modern political awareness of multiculturalism (Jackson, 2010). In the Western English-speaking countries, multiculturalism as an official national policy started in Canada in 1971 (Canadian Multiculturalism: An Inclusive Citizenship, 2012), followed by Australia in 1973 (Fact Sheet - Australia's Multicultural Policy, 2007) where it is maintained today. It was quickly adopted as official policy by most member-states of the European Union.
Many writers record and reflect the fear of Canadian’s colonial experience and the colonial tendency of American culture from its bully neighborhood, as well as the shadow of this experience and the fear in the contemporary Canadian heart into the literature, in order to challenge the European or American culture’s leading role or central position in Canada. Now multiculturalism has become a mainstream ideology in Canada, and it is a profound influence to build the real social harmony for the multi-ethnic country. While many writers through their literatures voice the loud and clear volume for the equality of different ethnic groups. At the end, Yaying argues that to destroy the truculence impact of colonial power, people need to rewrite knowledge, legal and cultural
Not everyone is the same. Everyone has different skin tone, hair, eyes etc.… School is place everyone comes to study and I learn new things from everyone. I am learning a lot about new cultures and traditions because of this advantage of multiculturalism. I do believe Canada adequately supports a multicultural society because the government is so accepting of new immigrants and refugees. The government provides the new immigrants and refugees with financial help until they are good on their own.
Multiculturalism is about values and norms and in what way society the diversity of values handles (Siim, 2007). Can you see assimilation as a kind of inclusion? You can doubt this, because don’t people always need to have a choice? If it is their choice to assimilate, that’s something else than being forced. The melting pot is, in my eyes, a very noble way to live together, but it also implies that every member of the society to needs to be open to new cultures, values and traditions.
Immigration in Canada is one of the core values, it has been since almost the founding of Canada. The way that Canada grew in population during the early years, even France had a way of populating Canada. When we established colonies and new cities, they were all people that were from Great Britain and France. The British and French treated the native people as a second class person. The First Nations did not have the same rights and privileges as the newcomers to Canada.
"Canada 's emphasis on immigration as a labour source is presumed to arise from the desire for gross population growth, economic stimulus, and the need to compensate for low birth rates among native-born Canadians" (Costigan, Lehr, & Miao, 2016). So in high levels of immigration, it will help Canada’s economic growing. Moreover in high levels of immigration system, Canada can get the benefits of multicultural. “when integration into Canadian society exists alongside support for upholding important meaningful beliefs and practices from the heritage culture, the whole society benefits because these bicultural individuals advance Canada 's multiculturalism goals.” (Costigan, Lehr, & Miao, 2016). One of the most widely studied benefits of multiculturalism on the individual level is creativity.
The Mariam-Webster dictionary defines culture as “the customary beliefs, social forms, and material traits of a group.” Though the majority of Canadians (over 90%) live within 100 miles of US-Canada Border, there are many stark contrasts in culture between the United States (US) and their neighbors to the North. Possessing some general knowledge and culturally awareness of any foreign territory will prove useful when adapting or visiting, this holds true the in the country of Canada. Examining key components of Canada, such as the citizens, government, military and general history, will help to understand the unique features of their culture. It is very important to be aware of different country’s cultures and walks of life. Although Canada is in some ways very similar to the United States of America there are some major differences that will be examined in the proceeding paragraphs.
Immigration Report 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.
Multiculturalism is a term which means that many people who have different cultures, traditions, or foods live in the same community. In our contemporary society, Canada, Netherlands, Australia, and France are the well-known multicultural countries in the world. In the article “The Voice of Conservatism in Europe”, the author covers the topic about the background of multiculturalism. According to the author, multiculturalism originated in the United States pursuing the Civil Rights movement in the 1960s, so, it was conveyed to the rest of the Western world through American cultural impact and was accumulated by Western Europe. In addition, economic Marxism that was the prevailing theory in the world switched