Intercultural Diversity In Canada

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1.For the purposes of this study, what is an immigrant?
According to the article “Immigration and Ethnocultural Diversity in Canada”, an immigrant is someone who comes to live permanently in a country typically with different characteristic such as linguistic other than their own. Canada has a diverse culture with different nationalities that make up and are shaped over time by immigrants and their relatives. Characteristic such as many languages, different religions, visible minority population and cultural / racial backgrounds make and are a part of the Canadian population. One out of 5 people in Canada's population is foreign- born (Statistics Canada. Immigration and Ethno cultural Diversity in Canada 2016, p.1-2). These people are accepted
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Between 2006 and
2011 results showed that the Philippines were the primary country among individuals who immigrated to Canada. 13.1 % of newcomers so about 152,300 were born in the Philippines.
3. What are the most common ethnic origins of Canadians?
13 common national origins had exceeded the 1- million mark in 2011 (Statistics Canada.
Immigration and Ethnocultural Diversity in Canada 2016, p.4).These national origins were reported by people in groups or alone with other national origins. Those people also reported just over 10,563,800 as their culture or nationality to be Canadian with other origin groups or alone.
English was stated by 6,509,500 which were followed by Canada, French and etc. Other cultural origins that excessed the 1 million mark in 2011 include, Dutch, Italian, and Chinese and etc.
4. Approximately what percent of immigrants speak either English or French, or both? Why do immigrants often speak one or both of these languages?
- 23.8 % so about a quarter stated English as their mother tongue
- French was defined as 3.4%
- 18.6% was higher in Quebec and described their mother tongue as French and stated
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Immigration and Ethno cultural Diversity in Canada 2016, p.6)

With the society becoming more and more multicultural and the developing numbers of immigrants whose first language is neither English nor French. In most cases 61% were able to converse in English or French and one or more non-official languages, and 9.9% in English and
French as well as one or more non- official languages. 2.6% could speak English and French, but not a non-official language. English and French was the most common combination of linguistic ability for the total population, with or without the knowledge of other languages. English and
French is a non-official language that are spoken in the country that these immigrants are coming from and for this reason this is why they speak English or French. In essence comparing among the recent immigrants who came to Canada between 2006- 2011, 9.0% were able to converse only in non- official languages. This compares with 3.4% of those who arrived before the 1970.
(Statistics Canada. Immigration and Ethno cultural Diversity in Canada 2016,
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