- 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
- 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-
- 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