Lecture 18: Growing Diversity

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Published on 13 Jan 2011
School
UTSG
Department
History
Course
HIS312H1
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Lecture 18: Growing Diversity
-beyond the points system
-liberalization and diversity, as the white Canada policy undone
-economic class, skilled workers
-family class, the sponsorship of family members
-Chinese
-Arabs
-South Asians
-limits of liberalization
-restrictive federal policies for domestics
-exploitation of female domestics
-Caribbean domestics
-Filipino service workers
-brought about a gradual decline of immigrants from Britain (1990s is the 10th), and W. Euro, and
the US
-and a rise in Asian nations
-vast majority settle in urban areas, Toronto, Vancouver, Montreal
-new Chinese middle class
-by 1967, immigration from mainland Canada outpaced from immigrants from Hong
Kong
-by 1991, 70% Chinese immigration from Hong Kong
-business immigrants
-by 1990, 50% of business immigrants from Hong Kong
-from science, engineering, mathematics
-vs. the prewar unskilled immigrants
-1988, had led to easier immigration for business ppl
-8% of immigrants
-huge impact on the Canadian economy
-a favourite for Hong Kong immigrants, esp. to Toronto and Vancouver
-initially settled in Chinatown, but then spread out to the suburbs, esp. in pockets of
Chinese-dominated communities
-were independent, skilled and would sponsor families
-relatively high numbers of self-employment
-encountering racism
-Chinese Canadian National Council for Equality
-new attempt for unity, and to counter racism
-1979, CTV Campus Giveaway”
-documentary, Chinese seen as insular, competitive, and foreign
-upset alot of ppl, saw Chinese students as foreigners that took advantage
of Canada
-2010, Macleans Too Asian?
-article on UofT, too much studying and competitive vs. partying
-great outrage
-Arabs in Canada
-pioneer wave, 1882-1961, about 14 510
-mostly Syrians and Lebanese
-Christians (Orthodox, Catholic, Protestant)
-families, with basic edu.
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Liberalization and diversity, as the white canada policy undone. Brought about a gradual decline of immigrants from britain (1990s is the 10th), and w. euro, and the us. Vast majority settle in urban areas, toronto, vancouver, montreal. By 1967, immigration from mainland canada outpaced from immigrants from hong. By 1991, 70% chinese immigration from hong kong. By 1990, 50% of business immigrants from hong kong. 1988, had led to easier immigration for business ppl. A favourite for hong kong immigrants, esp. to toronto and vancouver. Initially settled in chinatown, but then spread out to the suburbs, esp. in pockets of. New attempt for unity, and to counter racism. Documentary, chinese seen as insular, competitive, and foreign. Upset alot of ppl, saw chinese students as foreigners that took advantage of canada. Article on uoft, too much studying and competitive vs. partying. Iraqi community broken down, cause of religious, ethnic differences, the different wars and diff. waves of immigration.