Immigration Into Canada


Abstract
This paper is concerned with the recent wave of Hong Kong immigrants
into Vancouver. The stage is set for this discussion by first explaining some
background behind Canadian immigration policy and then discussing the history of
Chinese immigrants in Vancouver. From these discussions we are informed that
Canadian immigration policy was historically ethnocentric and only began to
change in the late 1960s. It was at this point that we see a more multicultural
group of immigrants into our nation. The history of Chinese immigration in
Vancouver, and for that matter, Canada is not positive one. The experiences and
prejudices which were developed over 100 years ago still colours the way ...

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to its students. That in itself is not highly unusual in our bilingual
nation, what is unusual is that the language of choice for the immersion
programme is not French, it is Mandarin. The programme was voted in by parents
who believed the Mandarin language to be more important to their children's
futures in Vancouver than French. This situation shows quite effectively the
transition which is taking place in Canada's third largest city. Vancouver is a
city which is consistently looking more and more to the Pacific Rim nations,
especially Hong Kong, for its economic and social connections.
Vancouver is the most asian Canadian city in outlook. At $1.3 Billion,
British Columbia accounts for the greatest Asian investment of all the provinces.
As the urban center of the province, Vancouver is the destination for most of
this capital. With an Asian population of over 18%, perhaps it is not so
surprising that so much Asian capital is invested in the city. The draw of
Vancouver ...

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applicants from Europe, the US, New Zealand, and Australia
preferential treatment. During the 1960s this distinction between preferred and
non-preferred contries was replaced with a points-system. Along with the new
points-system it was hoped that applicants from all countries and of all ethnic
origins were treated equally. The effects of this shift has been significant.

Fig 1

As can be seen in the above table, the majority of the immigrants arriving
before 1967 were of European background. From 1967 onward the flow of immigrants
has been internationalized.
Throughout the 20th Century the Canadian government has set targets for
the number of immigrant entries based upon ...

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Added: 10/10/2007 12:37:46 PM
Category: Social Issues
Type: Premium Paper
Words: 3802
Pages: 14

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