ERIC Number: ED173192
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978
Reference Count: 0
Understanding Canadian Immigration. "Understanding Economics" Series No. 6.
This two-part document written for secondary school Canadian students analyzes Canadian government immigration policies. The first and major part of the booklet discusses forces such as ethnic origins, the economics of immigration, humanitarian immigration, public attitudes toward immigration, and the impact of immigration on economic growth. The section addresses the issues of quotas and prohibition of immigration in the face of native unemployment, limitations by education or job skills, and enforced geographic location of immigrants. The impact of immigration on Canada's population base, on the size, structure, and composition of the labor force, and on sectors of the national economy are also analyzed. Tables illustrate ethnic origins of the population from 1871 to 1971, immigrants from 1852-1976, estimated population growth, immigration by occupational group, humanitarian immigration (Hungarian, Czechoslovakian, Tibetan, Chilean, Vietnamese, and Cambodian refugees), and immigrant components of the Canadian population and the labor force. The second section discusses pre-World War I laws designed to encourage settlement in the west. The 1967 White Paper on Immigration and the Report of the Canadian Immigration and Population Study are also analyzed. (KC)
Descriptors: Economic Development, Economic Factors, Economics, Economics Education, Ethnic Distribution, Foreign Countries, Government Role, Immigrants, Labor Force, Laws, Policy, Population Trends, Public Opinion, Secondary Education, Social Studies, Vietnamese People
Canadian Foundation for Economic Education, 155 University Avenue, Suite 301, Toronto, Ontario, Canada M5H 3B7 ($1.00 paper copy)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner; Collected Works - Serials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Canadian Foundation for Economic Education, Toronto.
Note: For related documents, see SO 011 469-474 ; Best copy available