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14 Jul 2014

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Immigrant women are channeled into the lower end of the occupational hierarchy by multiple social processes. These social processes include: immigration policies, lack of access to language and job training, the capitalist labour market, and institutional interests of agencies that are supposed to help them. Throughout the history of the chinese in canada, features of chinese-canadian life were products of racial oppression and societal alienation and had little to do with their race or their culture. But unlike the europeans, who were generally accepted into the. Canadian society and given jobs in the urban labour force, they were not considered a permanent feature of canada. They were recruited as cheap labour to fill the shortage of white workers. The canadian government passed the first chinese bill in 1885 right after the transcontinental canadian. They risked their life, were given dangerous jobs and only got paid half of what other workers were paid.