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English is still, by far, the first language across Canada. Many cities, like Lindsay, still see almost all of the residents speak English. But that is not true everywhere. Toronto, still has English as the first language spoken, but strip away that blanket of dominance and a colourful patchwork emerges, showing where newcomers from around the world chose to settle.
56% of the 5.4 million GTA residents count English as their mother tongue. Here are the next most prevalent.
Why do people choose to come to Canada to live?
Push Factors- factors that push people to leave their country. Most Common Push Factors War Absence of human rights Poor economic and educational opportunities Religious persecution Terrorism Natural disasters
Pull Factors- factors that draw immigrants to a country Most Common Pull Factors Job opportunities are better Joining family Favorable conditions (culturally, legally, etc..) Climate Taxes are lower
Things that discourage or stop people from following through on their decision to immigrate. Intervening Obstacles not meeting requirements of Canadian government to qualify as a legal immigrant Distance form homeland Cost (approx $10 000/person)
1. Economic Immigrant 2. Family Immigrant 3. Refugee
Include skilled workers and business immigrants To be accepted as a skilled worker you must receive 67 points on a skilled person test
To be accepted as a business immigrant you must show a willingness and an ability to make a significant financial contribution to Canada’s economy The amount of investment depends on where the person is immigrating to, you need more investment to move to Ontario that to Newfoundland and Labrador
- this allows Canadians to reunite with close family members by bringing them to Canada Eligible relations spouses dependant children parents grandparents in some cases- siblings, nieces and nephews and grandchildren
- every family immigrant must be sponsored by a relative in Canada, who must provide housing and other needs from 3 -10 years should the immigrant run into financial difficulties
-someone who fears cruel or inhumane treatment in home country - persecution could be because of race, religion, nationality, political opinion or membership to a particular social group - the average number of refugees coming to Canada in one year is between 24 000 and 33 000
You have been give 5 cases to review. In each case, a person has applied to immigrate to Canada as a Skilled Worker Review each case and decide if who qualifies to immigrate
Age- 10 points if person is between 21-44 For every year over 44 or under 21, deduct 2 points So if you are 49 you would score a 0- 5 years X 2 points = 10
Education- can get a maximum of 25 points based on the highest level of education achieved
Language Ability- you can get a maximum of 20 points based on the person’s ability to speak English and/or French
Work Experience- a person can receive a maximum of 25 point based on their level of skilled work experience
If the HRDC has approved your arranged employment, you can receive up to 10 points
Adaptability- a person can receive up to 10 point for things such as: Spouse’s education Previous work or education in Canada Informal offer of employment Family relationships already in Canada