Though the jobs were in extreme conditions, the immigrants accepted their lives in Toronto. For example, Nicholas Temelcoff, one of the characters, does the most dangerous job on the construction of the bridge everyday but Nicholas seems to even embrace the thrill, ‘‘he is happiest at daily chores’’ (Ondaatje 34). The immigrants learn to embrace their and having the same types of jobs, the immigrants or outsiders tend to regroup at night. At first, it is hard to restart their lives but once they do, they can move on and start a more stable job or business. In contrast, the conditions of immigrants before migrating were much harder.
The following winter, the Pilgrims were able to live on land but it was under extremely primitive conditions. Many were sick and all were hungry. Nearly one-quarter of them died before a ship from England brought fresh supplies. They relied heavily on their faith and spent much time in prayer. In time, the colonists learned how to live in the wilderness through trial and error and with the help of an English-speaking warrior named Squanto and the Wampanoag Chief, Massasoit.
I believe that the Government, after Prime Minister Trudeau has improved a lot because of his views on how things should be. The most rejected groups in society became accepted over time, because of the rights they gained. Overall, the Canadian Government started off with a terrible performance in human rights, but with a few modifications, it has become really become accepting, and flexible with the rights it gives to Canadian
Prior to nearly halfway through the 19th century, what is known as Canada today was merely a collection of territories owned by European colonizers. The area along the Atlantic coast and the St. Lawrence was first colonized by the French but was later taken over by the British. The presence of French speaking colonizers, then English colonizers, combined with Canada's native colonies made multiculturalism a prominent feature of early Canadian way of life. The diversity that grew from Canada's multiple languages, cultures, and religions, caused a spur of conflict in Canada prior to confederation. Most importantly, the north-south rebellions of 1837 posed a threat to the diverse Canadian culture as external factors tried to impose their influence
over sevent-five percent of agricultural workers in Ontario are temporary contract migrants. Due to the high amount of working hours and hard physical work that these labourers endure, it is not uncommon for workers to fall ill. However, many workers do not claim medical benefits in the scare that they will be deported back to their home, as more injuries mean more insurance premiums for employees. Not to mention, they are largely underpaid due to the fact that they are considered "independent contractors" and that they are not required to pay minimum wage
Woman were finally considered people and were allowed to vote and also run for senate. Canada as a country also started improving. They begun to think of themselves as an independent from Britain and we started signing our own treaties. Foreign demand for Canadian raw materials increased. There was a better market for traditional resources (Wheat and timber) which increased demand from the U.S for those materials and the price of food went up along with the need/demand so farmers made more and were able to keep themselves
However, there have been several stumbling blocks. Some have included the overshadowing of the cultural industry by other industries such as the education sector and the health sector which compete for resources and attention with the cultural sector. In recent years, immigration of Asians, South Americans and other Europeans into Canada has further complicated the social and cultural dynamic of the country as has the emergence of a contemporary Canadian society (Cohnstaedt, 2007). Canadian cultural policy has had to incorporate all the different viewpoints of the diverse societies living in the country. When the political perspective is included into this equation, then it leads to contentious cultural
The children of the poor families were targeted the most. Since they were poor they were forced to go work in factories, this was considered child labour but they couldn’t do anything about it since they had no money. These children had there future planned out for them they would work in the factories, since they would not be able to afford to go to school. This caused more poverty in Canada since they would still be working for little pay, so industrialization really didn’t make this issue any better for most people in the society especially children. Overall children were treated horribly and forced to work at young ages were children should never work at, all because of industrialization.
However, I think it is high time that Canada addressed the immigration issue with a good dose of realism, because this country is suffering and so are many of the immigrants living here. One of the more pressing problems is the recognition of foreign credentials. Too many Ph.D.’s, M.D.’s, etc. have to work as janitors or taxi drivers, because our current immigration system has misrepresented the facts to these people. Under the points system, a medical doctor would get the top score for qualifications.
October 08, 2010 Immigration Canada Essay In today’s society there have been many changes, from developing new technologies, to easier forms of transportations. All of these have somehow been affected or have been caused by immigration. We meaning Canada have over time progressed in becoming a multicultural society. Canada to some people is considered a “new country” and it is fascinating to see how we can have such diverse cultural backgrounds from all over the world. In this book Immigration Canada by Alan B. Simmons, he shows us three main themes, transnational, globalization, and Imaginative future and how they relate to immigration in Canada today.