It was doomed love that brought Wolfgang Mercado-Alatrista to Canada.
Born in Argentina, Mercado-Alatrista had to move to Peru with his family to escape the right-wing military dictatorship when he was still a young child.
It was there in Peru that he met a Canadian woman who
Eve Jolicoeur has a typical French-Canadian name.
And even though she teaches French for a living, Jolicoeur is neither French nor Canadian.
Jolicoeur was born in Haiti, grew up in Chicago, has lived in France and the Czech Republic, and for the last 20 years calls Montreal
Nadia Zouaoui came to Canada as a teenage bride.
Having grown up in a small, conservative village in her native Algeria, she was given off in marriage to a man who had already established himself in Canada.
“I was really happy to come here, because I think
As Canada slowly moves towards reconciliation with its Indigenous communities, many are asking what role should immigrants be playing in this process. For Leonzo Barreno the road to reconciliation starts with education.
Just like their Canadian-born counterparts, new Canadians need to learn more about Canada’s
The question of the so called “illegal immigration” became a hot-button topic during the recent presidential election in the United States with President Donald Trump promising to expel millions of illegal immigrants from the country.
Canada too has many undocumented migrants but for various geographic and
Far from contributing to Canada’s economy, ever since the mid-1980s, immigration has in fact cost the country billions of dollars that will never be recovered, argues Herbert Grubel, Professor Emeritus of Economics at Simon Fraser University in British Columbia.
As new residents of Canada, immigrants become
[caption id="attachment_126184" align="alignleft" width="300"] Statistics Canada demographer, Jean-Dominique Morency[/caption]
If current immigration trends continue, in two decades, nearly half of Canada’s population will be made up of immigrants and their children, estimates a new Statistics Canada population projection study.
According to the report entitled Immigration and Diversity: Population
Academics, activists, and politicians of all stripes continue to debate the economic value of Canada’s immigration system. Is Canada bringing too many or too few immigrants? Do they contribute to the country’s economy or do immigrants sap Canada’s already overtaxed resources? To answer some of
Economic immigration to Canada – shifting focus to integration and families
Immigration has been fundamental to building Canada’s economy and national identity, says Prof. Harald Bauder, program director of the Graduate Program in Immigration and Settlement Studies at Ryerson University in Toronto.
“If you look at Canadian
In the 2011 census, more than 200 languages were declared as a language spoken at home or as a mother tongue.
Nearly 6.6 million people reported speaking a language other than French or English at home.
Language spoken at home and language spoken on a regular basis