Imagine fleeing your home with little more than the clothes on your back and what very few items you can carry. You are running for your life, forced to leave your house, job, school, car, belongings and memories behind. This is the reality for over 4 million Syrian refugees who have fled to neighbouring countries for safety from the war that has ravaged their nation for more than five years. Once they cross these borders, empty handed and in a foreign land, how do they survive? What is the next step for these people? Where do they go? Who do they turn to for help? Who can they trust?
Canada has turned into an attractive place for immigrants from around the globe who are looking for a developed country that will give them good opportunities to succeed in their future. “Over the last few decades, Canadian immigrants have come primarily from these ten countries: China, India, Pakistan, the Philippines, South Korea, the United States, Iran, Romania, the United Kingdom, and Sri Lanka.”( Hughes). Immigration had been the key to Canada’s economy as it benefits it economically and politically. “Immigrants added their cultures, languages, and religions to the mix.” (Ibid, Hughes). New comer’s have a positive impact on Canadian society. They have contributed to Canada’s economy in so many ways but most importantly they have contributed by providing and assisting in skills and labour shortage, they have excelled in the educational opportunities offered in Canada and also they bring their culture to Canada when they immigrate here.
Canada is a country that is known as a "mosaic" of people and cultures, meaning; it opens it arms to immigrant families and gives them the freedom to express their own cultural values, ideas, beliefs and customs. It is this system that welcomes thousands and thousands of immigrants a year with open arms and the idea of a better life. This idea however, is sometimes not always as easy as it is thought to be. Though Canada is an amazing country for immigrants to start a new life and get better education, health care, and job opportunities, immigrant families are met with many challenges before they are able to become accustom to their new life. It is important to understand the true difficulty of the "Immigrant Experience" and the impact it has on families including adults as well as children. If it is easier to understand the difficulties immigrant families go through in search of a better life in Canada there can be more resources made to help them. It is important to take into consideration each individual difficulty that is faced and properly research each factor in order to have a better understanding on how to make the complete economic and societal integration of immigrants happen faster. There is a number of categories that relate to the integration of immigrants into society and a number of steps they must take to be a part of Canadian society. In order to understand these steps they have to be thoroughly researched.
Refugees have been the spotlight in many countries in the past few years. In Canada, refugees where mainly sourced from Syria, Eritrea, Iraq, Afghanistan, and Congo (Puzic 5). The difference between refugees and immigrants is “refugees are people who have fled their countries because of a well-founded fear of persecution. They are not able to return home” (Government of Canada 1), but immigrants are people who chose to leave their country and settle in another for their own reasons. A lot of people do hate the fact that refugees have been the main focus recently, and how “they have been treated better” than our own people, but that does not beat the fact that there are many advantages that come from the refugees. Refugees bring the advantages of increasing the country’s population, boosting the country’s economy, and increasing the country’s diversity.
On the 30th of June 2012, the government of Canada had implemented cuts to the Interin Federal Health; (IFH), which is the health insurance program for refugees in Canada. The refugees were given minimal health coverage until their refugee status was accepted as truth, thus being granted provincial coverage as every Canadian is given. Up till this change Ottawa had covered the cost of drugs, and medical care for refugee claimants until their claims had been accepted as truth. Since the beginning of Canada, immigration has played a crucial part in the growth of the economy, and Canada in general. Yet the health and social benefits they receive have become increasingly restricted. To slash health aid for individuals escaping their native countries
Refugees are people who crossed borders, fleeing due to problems related to race religion and nationality. While fleeing, refugees unknowingly carry many diseases due to lack of mental help and attention. When coming to a new country, refugees have no self-esteem to get jobs due to the language barrier. Refugees who flee their country and sacrifice everything are confident and strong willed with all the obstacles that come through their journey to start a new life. The long-term effects that a refugee experiences due to forced migration is Post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), anxiety, and depression. Forced migration has a negative mental and physical affect on refugees.
This report examines that the impacts of immigration detention and violating of human rights with the mental health care of asylum seekers. In the recent years, increased number of illegal immigrants arriving by boat in Australia. This raises key issues concerning about mental health of asylum-seekers, especially for detained immigrants. Research shows that Australia currently own around 13,000 refugees per annum, under the Refugee Convention (1951), Australia has obligation to evaluate refugee claims, but it processes only 2.2% of them made to 44 industrialised countries (p.315).
Introduction The Interim Federal Health Plan of Canada [IFHP] sets out a guideline of specific healthcare costs that the government of Canada covers for refugees, protected persons and victims of human trafficking. The IFHP was implemented into Canada’s system in 1957, and was responsible for financing refugee health care in Canada until drastic changes to the program were implemented. When policies are implemented beyond the control of a vulnerable population such as the refugees, it is important we understand the implications of such changes and what that means for the health of the refugee population. The question stemming from this health issue is what can nursing leaders do to address the health inequities posed to the refugee
Effectiveness of the United States and Canada’s Polices Towards Refugees Has United States or Canada been more effective with implementing and abiding by refugee rules and laws? Before discussing and comparing which of these countries had been more successful, the historical context of refugees needs to be explored. Although refugees have existed throughout the course of history, the definitions of what a refuge is had shifted and evolved over time. The League of Nations in the 1920s defined refugees “by categories, specifically in relation to their country of origin.” Up until 1950s, the League of Nations, which later became the United Nations, “established and dismantled several international institutions devoted to refugees in Europe.” After World War II, creating and facilitating solutions for refugees were of high importance internationally. This is evident in the first session of United Nations General Assembly in 1946 when it adopted the principle that no refugee who had “expressed valid objections to returning to their countries [sic] of origin ... shall be compelled to return.”
This study examines two important aspects of the mental and physical health of immigrants and this was referred to as the ‘healthy immigrant effect’. The article compares the mental health of immigrants and minorities in Canada to those who are Canadian (native born), or were brought to Canada at a young age. It shows that the mental health of Asians and Blacks was significantly better compared to their native born Canadian counterparts. Latin American men were also found to have better mental health compared to their native born Canadian counterparts. Even though mental health declines the longer they reside in Canada, evidence has suggested that living among your community is a factor that helps immigrants’ mental health. The weakness in
Canada is a very generous country when it comes to immigrants. In 2014 Canada welcomed 265,000 new permanent residents. Canada's immigration system is very secure and prevents any terrorist from entering our country and at the same time has one of the number of immigrants every year. Canada also has a great point system because the majority of immigrants Canada takes in are skilled workers and this helps Canada's economy a lot.Canada relies on immigrants a lot because there are many elderly and not enough young people who are working to pay for the care of the elderly and Canada's fertility rate is decreasing and we can't just tell people to have more baby's since the cost of raising a child is increasingly getting higher with the 21 century, so to get more people to pay the taxes we turn to immigration and Canada needs many immigrants to balance things out.
Canada has really strict policies and laws on who can immigrate to the country, and as a blooming economical place, people who have excellent experience will have a promised opportunity for jobs. In 2015 a new law came out economic immigrants helping them to come to Canada as fast as
The resettlement of Syrian refugees in Canada has been a heavily politicised issue since the last federal election. While the media spotlight has moved on, the integration of these refugees into the Canadian economy and society is an ongoing effort. Previous research on refugees resettled in Canada has found that proficiency in one of Canada’s official languages is one of the most important determining factors of a refugee’s ability to obtain employment and achieve higher levels of economic integration (Sherrell et al. 2005: 83). Historically, refugees resettled in Canada have frequently reported significant difficulties accessing appropriate language training services, especially in terms of the under capacity, underfunding, and lack of flexibility
Refugees in Canada Justin Trudeau’s liberal party made the moral and accurate decision to admit the Syrian refugees into Canada. This decision was based on the morals to provide safety towards innocent victims of war. This decision should be seen as morally justified by all Canadians. Although there are some practice
Last year, when Syrian refugees were resettling in Canada was when I recognized my first issue of human rights; discrimination. We received two Syrian refugee families in my small village. Instantly, there was this whole negative stigma within my community and all over social media around them and their impact on our economy. Recognizing this, my Student Council and I worked endlessly to plan an informative Refugee assembly. We encouraged the attendance of the community. I feel we were successful in resolving the stigmas within my community since those with speculations stayed for a mature question period. On social media, you should be able to report discriminatory or prejudiced statements or posts you see. Then Facebook, Instagram, etc.