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Introductory Notes on Immigration in Canada for Grade 9 Social Studies

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  2. 2. Chapter 5 Questions <ul><li>What factors influence immigration policies in Canada? </li></ul><ul><li>How does Canada benefit from immigration? </li></ul><ul><li>What criteria are used when accepting immigrants and refugees to Canada? </li></ul><ul><li>How are individual and collective rights impacted by immigration policies? </li></ul><ul><li>What impact does increasing immigration have on Aboriginal peoples and communities? </li></ul><ul><li>How are provincial governments able to influence and implement immigration policies? </li></ul><ul><li>How is the implementation of immigration policies in Quebec an attempt to strengthen the French language in North America? </li></ul>
  3. 3. Immigration <ul><li>Immigration: the process of people establishing homes, and often citizenship, in a country that is not their native country </li></ul><ul><li>Immigration is Important because it affects the quality of life of Canadians and of people who seek to build a home in Canada. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Why Do People Choose Canada? <ul><li>Quality of life in Canada pulls many people. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Pull Factor : reasons why people immigrate to a certain region or country; these may include political, economic, health, or security factors </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Canada also offers shelter to refugees, who are pushed out of their home countries by war and other circumstances </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Push Factor: reasons why people emigrate from a certain region or country; these may include political, economic, health, or security factors </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Factors Influencing Immigration <ul><li>Immigrants may have many reasons for leaving their homeland. These push and pull factors may include the following: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Economic factors </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Political factors </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Health factors </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Security factors </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Rights factors </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Economic Factors <ul><li>factors dealing with decisions based on finances. </li></ul><ul><li>High unemployment rates may be a factor in making a decision to leave one’s home.
  7. 7. Political Factors <ul><li>factors dealing with decisions made by governments. </li></ul><ul><li>A government that persecutes a particular group would be an example.
  8. 8. Health Factors <ul><li>factors dealing with decisions based on physical issues such as famine or pollution.
  9. 9. Security Factors <ul><li>factors dealing with decisions based on the need for a feeling of safety. </li></ul><ul><li>War or gang violence in a nation may be an example. 
  10. 10. Rights Factors <ul><li>factors dealing with the opportunity to ensure individual and collective rights such as rights of women, or child labour rights. </li></ul>
  11. 11. Immigration in Canada <ul><li>View the multimedia piece below: 100 Years of Immigration to Canada </li></ul><ul><li>While watching, jot down which push and pull factors may have affected immigration in the past. </li></ul>
  12. 12. Introductory Task <ul><li>Many immigrants came to Canada in the late 1800s and early 1900s because of a widespread advertising campaign offering free land for homesteading. </li></ul><ul><li>Immigrants saw the land as a way to create new and bright opportunities for themselves and their families in the new world, but many settlers found the reality of settling in the West to be much different from the picture they had been presented. </li></ul><ul><li>Examine the following posters to see how Canada has advertised itself to potential immigrants in the past. </li></ul><ul><li>These and other posters were made to show how the West would look if farmers settled there and developed the land—you would surely see successful farms, healthy livestock grazing in large pastures, and bountiful crops. </li></ul><ul><li>The government sent advertisements to Great Britain, the United States, and Eastern Europe. </li></ul>
  13. 15. Introductory Task <ul><li>Today, there are new and different reasons for immigration. </li></ul><ul><li>These might include a better quality of life, shelter for refugees, or a need for employment. If you were to create an advertising poster for the federal government in order to promote immigration in this day and age, which of Canada’s many qualities would you include? </li></ul><ul><li>Brainstorm a list of qualities, or pull factors, that you believe would influence a potential immigrant to choose Canada as a place to build his or her new life.   </li></ul><ul><li>Once you have a list of five or more qualities, create a poster advertising why people should immigrate to Canada. </li></ul>
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    Jun. 12, 2013

Introductory Notes on Immigration in Canada for Grade 9 Social Studies


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