Chinese Immigrants In Canada

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Canadian is a multicultural and cosmopolitan country. Chinese Canadian has a large population. They are the third largest ethnic group in Canada, approximately 1.5 million.4 The history of Chinese Canadian was complicated. The first Chinese landed in Canada from 200 years ago. At first, Chinese immigrants were unwelcome. They were isolated physically, socially and culturally from Canadian society. 1They were treated differently and unfairly compared to other ethnic groups. For example, while white people were paid $2 a day, in comparison the Chinese were paid $1.35 a day and they were doing the same work.2 As time passed, Chinese have integrated into the society and their contribution was recognized by the government.
The first record of Chinese
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At this point, almost all Chinese was banned from entering Canada. 1During the period the exclusion, no more than fifty Chinese entered Canada. As well because of the Chinese immigrants was not allowed to bring their family to Canada, many of them became the bachelor. The population of Chinese immigrants decreased to 32528 from 39587 in the period of 1921 to 1951. 3This act was abolished in 1947 after the Second World War. However, there was still some restriction, such as Chinese immigrants were not allowed to bring their children over 18 to Canada. …show more content…
The restrictions of Chinese immigration to Canada, such as Chinese Canadians had to become the citizen in order to bring their family to Canada while others only needed to become permanent residents, remained until the Universal Immigration Policy in 1967 was introduced. 3 The Universal Immigration Policy provided equal and fair opportunities to all people all over the world to enter Canada. The immigrants were no longer judged by their race, but by their skills and education. Chinese immigrants now were treated equally with other ethnic groups. The number of people immigrated to Canada increased rapidly. Chinese skilled workers from everywhere of China immigrated to Canada after the policy was implemented. In 1986, the Investment Canada Act attracted many Hong Kong and Taiwan investors and entrepreneurs to enter Canada. In the early 1990s, during the transition of Hong Kong back to Chinese control, many of them were worried about their future, so the chose to immigrated to Canada. However, the number of Hong Kong immigrants decreased in 1997, when Hong Kong officially back to Chinese rule and became a designation as a Special Administrative Region. Meanwhile, more mainland immigrants entered Canada. The structure of Chinese Canadian had changed. Before Second World War, most of the Chinese immigrants were from Guangzhou. Now

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