SOC218H1 Lecture Notes - Commer

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18 Nov 2012
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-chinese had been in canada for more than 130 years
-during which have been subjected to legislative discrimination and exclusion.
-after 1947, chinese began to enjoy civil rights
-particularly 1967, changes in immigration policy
-chinese admitted under same conditions as others
-growth in chinese immigrants in 1967, esp in 1980
-lead to the rise of chinese-canadian community
-characteristics of recent arrivals are more dominant shown by the chi-
nese community but it could still trace back to its history characteristics.
-although in 1991, number of canadians that claim chinese as their mother tongue was
516,900 it was the second largest after those with italian.
-though, there is an increase number compared to previous years due to the in-
creased number in chinese immigration.
-most chinese live in B.C. and ON.
-like other immigrants, to canada, chinese have tended to settle in metropolitan
centers.
-majority of the chinese in canada remained foreign-born in 1991.
-this reflects the unbalanced sex ratio among chinese-canadians in pre-war
years, which delayed growth of second generation.
-main reason though, is due to the influx of chinese immigrants to canada
-large proportion of CBC are youth suggests the emergence of second and third gener-
ations of CBC is rather slow.
-there is a difference in age structure between the foreign and native born groups re-
flect the demographic patterns of immigration and the long delay in the growth of subse-
quent generations.
-influx of chinese immigrants have had many social implications
-now, chinese are able to protest movements for social equality
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