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University of Toronto St. George
Eric Fong

Chinese - 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 - CBC in 1971 display high level of language retention - high proportion cited chinese as their mother tongue - this linguistic pattern is characteristic of an immigrant high with foreign- born than native. - though, there are signs of a drop in chinese language - forces are more likely to affect 2nd.3rd generations of CBC, than ancestral, first gen
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