Presentation on theme: "Immigration in Canada March 9, 2015. Canada’s History O Immigration is a dominant theme in Canadian history O Two reasons for this: O 1. Key factor in."— Presentation transcript:
Canada’s History O Immigration is a dominant theme in Canadian history O Two reasons for this: O 1. Key factor in Canada’s population growth O 2. Cultural makeup of Canada’s population O Immigrants from so many different countries creating a culturally diverse nation
Why Canada? O Canada is one of the world’s most attractive countries for people wanting to leave their countries of origin O Canada is a haven from dangers in their own countries O Immigration is the movement of people into a region O By 2001, 17.7% or 5.4 million residents in Canada were considered immigrants from other countries
From Where? CountryNumber of Immigrants (2004) China36 410 India25 568 Philippines13 299 Pakistan12 796 US7 493 Iran6 063 UK6 056 Romania5 655 S. Korea5 337 France5 027
Where do they go? O As in the past, newcomers are settling in Canada's biggest cities & are generally younger than the established population.
Why People Become Immigrants O Push factors O Factors that may force people to emigrate from the land of their birth O Ex. War, absence of human rights, religious persecution, poor educational opportunities, natural disasters, etc O Pull factors O Factors that draw people to a country O Ex. Wish to join relatives, climate, rights
How to Become an Immigrant to Canada O Canada accepts 3 types of immigrants: O 1. Economic immigrant O Include skilled workers and business immigrants O Point system O 2. Family immigrants O Reunite families by bringing close relatives to Canada O Relative must sponsor for up to 10 years O 3. Refugees O Someone who fears cruel or inhumane treatment in his or her home country O A special category includes victims of natural and human disasters (ie famines or wars)
The Point System FactorMaximum PointsTo Get the Maximum Points you Need: Education25A graduate degree and at least 17 years of full-time or full-time equivalent study Language Ability24High proficiency in both English and French Work Experience21Four or more years of experience Age10To be 21 to 49 years of age Arranged Employment10A confirmed offer of permanent employment recognized by Human Resources Development Canada (HRDC) Adaptability10A spouse who is well-educated; the applicant or spouse to have studied and worked in Canada; to have an arranged job; family living in Canada Total Score100