2 CANADA’S IMMIGRATION POLICY Canada’s immigration quota is approximately – per year ( in 2012)The quota set each year depends on:population growth rateeconomydemand for family reunificationinternational events (# of refugees – 10% of total)
3 Economic Immigrants (62.4%) TYPES OF IMMIGRANTSEconomic Immigrants (62.4%)2 groups who must go through the points system (skilled [67 pts] & business [35 pts])business immigrants must have a net worth of between $ $can contribute to the country’s economic prosperity (establishing a business, buying a business, making an investment that creates jobs for Canadians)
4 TYPES OF IMMIGRANTS (Cont...) Family Immigrants (25.2%)family members already in Canadacan sponsor immigrants if 19 or older and can prove they are financially capableRefugee Immigrants (9%)displaced people who flee for their lives due to political or cultural reasons ( /yr)
5 MINISTER OF CITIZENSHIP, IMMIGRATION AND MULTICULTURALISMThe current Immigration Minister is Jason Kenney.(Minister of Multiculturalism)
6 Push/Pull Factors:Reasons that people have for leaving their own country are called push factors.*1840s Irish potato famineFactors that attract someone to another country are called pull factors.* free land in Prairies
7 Activity: Push or Pull?Identify the following as either push or pull factors: famine, war, good education, freedom, low standard of living, unemployment, lack of freedom, good climate, peace, harsh climate, high taxes, jobs, friends or family, high standard of living.
8 Sources of Immigrants (1900-2012) 19652012United KingdomChinaUnited StatesItalyPhillipinesIndiaPolandGermanyPakistanRussiaPortugalJewishGreeceFranceUkraineIranCaribbeanHaitiAustriaYugoslaviaSouth Korea