GEG2109 Lecture Notes - Lecture 7: Ethnic Group

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14 Aug 2016
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Multiculturalism and Immigration
Four faultlines today
Tension between new and old Canadians
Sense of place: not juts a spot on the land, has sentimental value
Immigration
Counts for 68% of Canada’s population increase
One in five is foreign born
Sources are changing
Adds valuable members to workforce
Keeps economy growing
Most immigrants come from Asia
Geography plays a big role in immigration
Immigration Policy
Anti-Semitic policy during Nazi power, “None is too much”
Head tax on Chinese immigrants 1885-1923, total ban from 1923-1947
Limited Japanese immigration during WWII and shortly after
Point system for accepting and choosing immigrants 1960 (young people,
couples, frequent visitors are favoured)
Ethnocultural Groups
Ethnic group: people who share awareness of common identity
Culture: sum of attitudes, habits, knowledge passed on to further
generations
Ethnic origins: Stats Can definition that refers to the ethnic and cultural
origin of the respondent’s ancestors
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