The Importance Of Canadian Multiculturalism

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According to Statistics Canada, immigrants make up about 20% of the Canadian population. People from around the world migrate to Canada because they are encouraged to maintain their cultural heritage, while being a part of the Canadian culture as well. Culture is an important part of people’s life, as it influences one’s beliefs, values and basic ways of conducting life. Many countries expect immigrants to forget about their cultural heritage and to adopt the cultures of that country, a process which is referred to as the “melting pot theory” (Unknown, 2008) however, in Canada, the term “cultural mosaic” (Rasul, 2008) is used to describe Canada’s support of different cultures. Canadian culture consists of various cultures from all over the world coexisting together. Canadian multiculturalism is effective because it overcomes cultural barriers, it introduces intercultural exchange and it also encourages a sense of unity in the country.
Cultural diversity in Canada is an effective way to overcome cultural differences, because through
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It helps with social factors like interracial marriages, a unique creation of cultural music and our exposure to various national foods. In the past, interracial couples were not welcomed easily, however due to the encouragement of multiculturalism; people of various races are able to marry each other. Also, various aspects of life are heightened with the exposure of different cultures’ through the event of Multiculturalism Day. It is an event held on June 27th and “is an opportunity to celebrate our diversity and our commitment to democracy, equality and mutual respect and to appreciate the contributions of the various multicultural groups and communities to Canadian society.” (Stats Can) The equal acceptance of all races brings Canadians together as a whole, giving them a unique culture to

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