My parents weren’t the first people in their family to move to Canada. Two of my dad’s brothers had lived in Canada for ten years prior to when we moved. Due to the downfall of Iran’s economy and constant war threats towards the country, my parents decided after they had me that in order to build a better life for not only me but also themselves, that the best choice was to move to another country. They’ve always dreamt of moving to Canada, so when they got the news that they were granted their VISA, they were overjoyed and eager to start a new life. They said that when the date got closer they began to have second thoughts. Imagine living somewhere for your whole life, your childhood, your teenage years and your adulthood, then having to leave
38 years ago, my mother's family packed their things, and moved to Canada. My grandfather was in the British army, which allowed him and his wife, my grandmother, to live in many countries in a short amount of time. Between 1964-1969 my grandfather was stationed in Germany and that’s where my mother and uncle were born. After about 12 years of moving back and forth between England, Germany, and Canada, my grandparents made the decision to settle down in Canada. And that’s where my story begins and why I have deep roots not only in Canada, but also in England. A big part of my cultural heritage comes from England.
My mom Andrea Svank moved from Hungary to Canada in 1998. My mom was born July 19th, 1970 she was born in Nyíregyháza, Hungary. She got the idea to move to Canada because her husband Joszef Svank (my dad) went to Canada to visit his aunt and uncle for 8 months before they met. When they met he always talked about how nice Canada is and that one day when there married he wants to move to Canada.
Canada, is well known for being immigration friendly over the course of history and it is an ideology that Canadians value. Immigration offers an opportunity for Canadians to seal in crevasses within the Canadian economy and stabilizes it from leaks which causes inflations and recessions. However, as opportunity presents itself, trade-offs are likely to follow. Today, Canadians are facing challenges regarding unemployment rates as well as increases in the cost of living. According to Collacott Martin, a senior at Fraser Institute who represented Canada in the department of external affairs, the housing prices are rising due to an increase in population among large cities in Canada. Collacott, predicted that newcomers of Canada cost between
At the age of 11, my life took a turn. To others, immigration was moving from country to country, but to me, it meant leaving my friends and family behind. On August 7, 2012 we moved to Canada. With all the challenges I was facing from immigration the biggest challenge was finding my identity in which I felt comfortable and knew I belonged. When I came from Pakistan I wore hijab. I was born in the year of 9/11 and that time my dad used to live in America when I grew up, my dad used to tell me what happened to Muslims in America after 9/11 so when my parents told me we were moving to Canada I was frightened to even though I knew that Canada is a different country and it both accepts and respects people of different origin. So when I moved to Canada I knew I had the decision to make, a decision about my identity, decision about who I want to be seen as.
As I walked to the parking lot where my mom had arrived to pick me up from school, my sister ran out of the car, ran towards me and yelled excitedly, “We’re going to Canada!” Having grown up in Kuwait for my whole life of 15 years, I could hardly believe my sister’s words. Going to Canada! I had only been out of the country twice, each time just to vacation and visit family in the Philippines where both my parents are from. I had always imagined what life would be like outside of Kuwait, and now it was finally going to be real. My 15-year old self was devastated - We were leaving the only home I had known for 15 years. It did not take long for my sisters’ excitement to die when we realized that we would be leaving our friends and everything we’ve ever known and not returning for a long time. Life in Kuwait for 15 years was comfortable and we were more than financially stable. Moving to Canada without a job offer in place meant that we would have to start from the beginning all over again. Goodbyes were hard but my parents encouraged us to see the joys of moving to a place where we could start over and become accepted citizens of a country. Arriving in Canada, I experienced the biggest culture shock of my life. Vancouver, BC was cold, wet, and loud. I had thought adjusting would be relatively easy; I spoke English with a slight accent but I was very shy that it confused some of the other kids to think I couldn’t speak English. I did not understand the culture, which took a
In the story written by Frances A. Althaus’s “Female Circumcision: Rite of Passage or Violation of Rights? She explores female circumcision within African Culture and the health complications after the ritual is completed. Female circumcision is the practice of partial or total removal of the female external vaginal area and is still practiced in several countries today , dut was ruled as illegal in America in 1997. Females did not have the option to chose if they wanted to have the procedure performed, mothers often made that decision for them. The practice is to transition a girl into womanhood and to ensure that virginity is not lost before marriage, prevention of infidelity and
Today, Canada is the second best country in the world according to the Washington Post. But what’s so appealing about Canada? Canada has their own government, they promote gender equality and have equal right towards every race. But Canada was not always the great country that it is today. Canadians worked hard to accomplish independence and recognition. Historical events that helped shape the way Canada it is today are, the battle of Vimy Ridge, the Balfour Report and Statute of Westminster, the Persons Case, the formation of NATO, and the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedom. These are the events that helped Canada grow as a nation to become a peaceful, independent, and a just country.
Is Canada really open for ALL immigrants? In this essay it is going to talk about if Canada is open to all in the 1945-2015. In Canada, immigration policy was into effect and stayed unchanged until 1962, when Canada's universal and policy not making an unfair distinction between different categories of people. In the later years in Canada, we have made our country’s immigration policy free to everyone. In 2006, Canada made a policy that if you score 67 points or higher (out of 100), that you may qualify to immigrate to Canada as a federal skilled worker.
Immigrating to Canada six years ago has given me many opportunities. Being able to adapt to a new country, culture and learning a new language takes time and courage and a positive attitude. I have struggled learning to speak and write English, but despite that, I have demonstrated confidence in my actions and I have continued to make progress. Learning to cooperate with everyone with empathy has helped me gain self-reliance, confidence, and courage to help everyone regardless of their race, gender or beliefs. The word volunteer was not in my vocabulary until I moved to Canada, to which I am so grateful to have learned.
It was a regular Sunday morning, precisely at 8:00, I was walking my dog Sham. He may look cute but he will snap and bark at any stranger (but that is completely irrelevant). Anyway, all of a sudden the authorities came and evicted everyone out of their homes! I caught up with my parents and they acknowledged that we had to move to Canada because of the virus.
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.
There are various issues that revolve around Canadian politics. These issues can include various subjects, such as economics, multiculturalism, health care, immigration, and foreign policy. An important issue in Canada that is discussed in this essay is Canada’s constant changes to its immigration policy in order to improve its economic goals and the labour market. These issues are changing by different policies that the Canadian government are putting into place, which creates a more strict system in choosing who can immigrate into the country. Three articles that thoroughly analyze Canada’s immigration policy in order to implement these changes are the following. The first article is named: “New Directions in Immigration Policy: Canada’s
In journey of this life we are exploring many events and experiences which are most important to us. This experiences we gain it could be lesson for some of us, it could be mistake we made or it could be most memorable experience ever gained. Here are some of the experience that I gained in my life winning geography award, transition from middle school to high school and moving to Canada.
Many of us never heard of Female Genital Mutilation until the story of Kauziya Kasinga, a woman from West Africa. Her father did not believe in polygamy, forced marriage, or "female circumcision". He died when she was 17 and the father's sister inherited the home, banished the mother, ended Fauziya's schooling, and