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How well do Canada’s immigration laws and policies respond to immigration issues?. Introduction. Many immigrants from around the world have made Canada their home. It is Canada’s goal that immigrants benefit from emigrating from their country of origin to Canada.
Canada has been chosen as a new home for many immigrants. These immigrants have chosen Canada because of its many pull factors.
Canada is a multicultural nation with a diverse population. This population is made up of immigrants or descendants of immigrants who have found many different corners of Canada to call their home.
Many stories can be heard across Canada. People from around the world have started new lives in our growing nation. Canada is a nation that is built on the experiences of immigrants.
Let’s look at the multimedia piece titled 1oo Years of Immigration to Canada.
Canada is a nation boasting many good qualities. Immigrants continue to choose Canada as the place to build their new homes and lives for many reasons.
Examine the following posters to see how Canada has advertised itself to potential immigrants in the past.
At the time that this advertising campaign was running, the help of many new farmers was required if Canada was going to successfully settle the West.
The government sent advertisements to Great Britain, the United States, and Eastern Europe. While the posters painted a rosy picture of prosperity and success, many settlers found the reality of settling in the West to be much different from the picture they had been presented.
Historically, this caused people to consider portions of Canada’s immigration policy racist. Canada addressed this concern in April 1978 with the new Immigration Act. The act focused on four classes of immigrants: refugees, families, assisted relatives, and independent immigrants.
Today, no one is excluded from entering Canada because of their race or their country of origin.
Refugees: This includes people who are seeking to escape persecution, torture, or cruel and unusual punishment. Canada has a reputation of being a safe country that provides all immigrants with opportunities for safe and improved futures.
Turn to page 167 of your textbook, and examine the pie chart explaining the percentage of immigrants that are accepted from each category.