Presentation on theme: "Unit 2: Rights and Responsibilities"— Presentation transcript:
1 Unit 2: Rights and Responsibilities Citizenship, Immigration, & The Constitution
2 Learning goals and strategies LEARNING GOAL: I KNOW HOW SOMEONE BECOMES A CANADIAN CITIZENLEARNING GOAL: I KNOW WHAT THE CONSTITUTION OF CANADA IS ALL ABOUT!
3 What does a Canadian look like? Multicultural:A description of a nation, such as Canada, that allows many different ethnic groups to retain their own languages, religions, and cultures with tolerance and without discrimination.
4 Why do people emigrate from their country to immigrate to canada? Emigrate: leave their native landImmigrate: come to a new countryWhy they leave? Why Canada?
5 FROM Immigrant to citizen There are 3 ways of becoming a Canadian citizen:1. People born in Canada are automatically Canadian citizens.2. People born outside Canada after February 15, 1977, and who have one Canadian parent are citizens.
6 From immigrant to citizen 3. Immigrants to Canada from other countries do not automatically become citizens. In order to become a Canadian citizen, he or she must meet the following requirements:Be at least 18 years of ageHave been a permanent resident of Canada for three of four yearsHave knowledge of Canada, including the rights and responsibilities of citizenshipBe able to speak either English or French, the two official languages of Canada.
7 Stats About 150,000 immigrants become Canadian citizens every year. They must take a test in either English or French.What is on the test?If you are when you apply for citizenship, you must complete a test consisting of such information as:Rights and PrivelagesLawHistoryValuesInstitutionsSymbols
8 Oath of Canadian citizenship I swear (or affirm) that I will be faithful and bear true allegiance to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth the Second, Queen of Canada, Her Heirs and Successors, and that I will faithfully observe the laws of Canada and fulfill my duties as a Canadian citizen.
9 Speaking out- Think-pair-share “”There are too many immigrants coming to Canada. We don’t have enough jobs for the people who already live here. Canada has really changed over the past 30 years. My kinds can’t get jobs because ethnic minorities get them all”What does the speaker believe about immigration?What experiences have led them to make these comments.If you know any recent immigrants to Canada, how do schools help them to adjust? Is there any way that fellow students can do to help?
10 Speaking out- Think-pair-share “I think new immigrants have made Canada a very exciting place to live. Canada used to be so stuffy and uptight. I love visiting neighbourhoods in my city that reflect a different background. I like to go eat their food. I’ve seen new immigrants and they work hard. It must be tough for them to be here, starting all over…”What does the speaker believe about immigration?What experiences have led them to make these comments.If you know any recent immigrants to Canada, what do schools help them to adjust? Is there any way that fellow students can do to help?
11 The ConstitutionThe body of rules or laws by which Canada is governedThe rights of Canadian citizenship are defined in law and outlined in the Canadian Constitution.The Constitution describes the basic principles that govern Canada.
12 Parts of the constitution 1) The Constitution Act, 1867 (formerly known as the British North America Act, 1867)All amendments made to the British North America ActThe acts bringing British Columbia, Manitoba, Prince Edward Island, Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Newfoundland into Confederation.2) The Statute of Westminster, 1931Britain no longer could control Canada’s Legislation.3) The Constitution Act, 1982Includes The Charter of Rights of Freedoms.
13 Why is 1982 Important?1982, Pierre Trudeau brought the written parts of Canada’s Constitution back from Britain.The power to amend the Constitution was transferred to Canada on April 17, 1982.From now on, in order to make a change in our constitution, the Federal government and 7 provincial legislatures must agree.Legislature: a body of people with the power to make laws
14 Immigration: Good or Bad? debateImmigration: Good or Bad?