Pros And Cons Of Immigrating To Canada

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Canada is seen to be one of the greatest countries in the world to live in. This is thought to be true since Canada is one of the most multicultural countries in the world. Canada is seen to have a higher standard of living than most of the countries where individuals are migrating from. Canada also provides a sense of some type of future, may it be school or work. Many individuals examine all the positives of immigrating to Canada and in conclusion each year there are hundreds of thousands individuals immigrating to Canada for numerous reasons. Many do not realize that the immigration process is very challenging and nerve-wracking. This may cause individuals to build up their level of internal stress and then exerting it on an individual in the form of abuse, may it be physical, verbal or nonverbal, or sexual. In Canadian society, the immigration process is very much established on the theory of patriarchy. Patriarchy is a system of governance in which males hold more power than females. Due to this type of theory and the stress that it built up throughout…show more content…
This is exactly how some of the sponsors may feel. This is a very dangerous concept because it may lead to domestic violence. In a study that Cote et al. (2001) conducted, women have expressed the experience of “The Sponsorship Debt.” Cote et al. (2001) describes the sponsorship debt as a behaviour pattern where a sponsor emphasizes that the sponsored "owes" them for helping the sponsored arrive and stay in Canada. A series of demands may be placed upon the sponsored to repay the debt and to prevent deportation back to their home country. Merali (2006) noted that the demands may include completing domestic errands, offering income to the sponsor, not building a network of social support, enduring abuse and other terrifying
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