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Starter Task: Homework check & take-up. p. 212 # 1a, 2, 4, 10a & c.
Immigration Learning objective: To explore Canada’s immigration history, why people immigrate and how someone becomes an immigrant.
Immigration and Canada Immigrants and their descendants make up 98% of Canada’s population. Our nation is referred to as multicultural
Activation: Class Discussion Look at the pie graphs on p 214. Which data set comes from a geography class in a small town? An urban centre? How do you know? Look at fig 18 – 2 p 214. When are the peaks of immigration? When are the lulls? Look at fig 18 – 3. Why do you think Canada such a popular destination for immigration?
Demonstration Task: this! Get into groups of 4 or 5. Use p. 218-220 as a reference. What are some reasons to leave your home country? What is an intervening obstacle? What is a refugee? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FGAsyrYtQQ0 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kRBVGJoTEko
Why Leave your Home Country? PUSH FACTORS: Not enough land Poverty – can’t get ahead of subsistence Natural disasters War/civil unrest Farm machines – less jobs for workers
INTERVENING OBSTACLES Factors that discourage or even stop a person from immigrating include: Distances Costs of immigration Immigration requirements
Refugee s Fears persecution or death in their home country They must prove their lives are at risk or their rights are being infringed upon Special category: victims of natural and human disasters (famine or war)
Independent Immigrants Skilled workers: Receive 70 points on complicated system used to identify which immigrants will be most successful in Canada half of all immigrants. Top 5 source countries for skilled workers: China, Pakistan, India, Taiwan, Iran Over 50% aged 25 to 64 have a post- secondary degree. Business immigrants: Have a significant contribution of Canada’s economy establish/buy business which creates at least one job outside their own family 25 points to join entrance to Canada
Allows families to be reunited by bringing their relatives to Canada Must be sponsored by a family member already in Canada, providing financial support for the new immigrant for 10 years if they have difficulty
Let’s look at the STATS. http://www.kidsnewtocanada.ca/care/overview
At your table BRAINSTORM & prepare an answer! Give 3 reasons why these top 4 provinces are the most attractive destinations for immigrants.
Reflection Task: What are some reasons you would consider moving to another country. Any ideas where you would go? Why? Did you achieve your learning objective? Why or why not?