Canada embraces multiculturalism and immigrants

In the 1970s, under the direction of Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau, Canada officially adopted a policy to promote multiculturalism, and ever since it’s been a key part of the Canadian identity.

Canada has one of the highest immigration rates per capita among developed nations. In 2018 alone, Canada will welcome over 310,000 immigrants into the country. 57% of those immigrants will arrive as skilled workers. The rest will be refugees or join family already living in Canada. Altogether, 22.3% of the Canadian population identifies as a visible minority and 21.9% as foreign-born.

Canada is also known for its ‘mosaic’ approach to multiculturalism, where people from all cultures live in harmony, while also maintaining their cultural heritage and religious practices.

In Canada, there are over 30 ethnic communities with 100,000+ people, and 11 that have a million or more people. This stands in contrast to ‘melting pot’ cultures where immigrants are expected to blend in and assimilate to the norms of their new home.

Canada’s urban centers such as Toronto, Montreal, and Vancouver are particularly diverse, and home to many ethnic neighborhoods. In Toronto, which is regularly referred to as ‘the most multicultural city in the world,’ more than half of the population identifies as a visible minority.

source: Randstad

You’re not alone as a new immigrant in Canada!

it’s important to know you’re not alone as a new immigrant in Canada! Canada is a country of immigrants. 21.9% of people who live and work in Canada were not born in the country, and 22.3% of the population identifies as a visible minority.

Those numbers are even higher in urban centres. Overall, Canada is a very open culture that welcomes new immigrants and celebrates multiculturalism.

Canada’s major cities are especially multicultural and attract a very high number of immigrants. Over 50% of the residents of Toronto and Vancouver, for instance, identify as visible minorities.

Toronto has been called ‘the most multicultural city in the world’ and over 200 unique cultural groups reside in the city.

source : randstad

9 things to know before moving to Canada .

 😍 Thinking about taking a trip to Canada in the near future? or to permanent resident there ? 

Canada might share a border with the USA but in many ways , however, Canada is very different from its neighbor. So, before you plan your trip to Canada there are a few things you should know.

9 things to know before moving to Canada :

     1- Weather   😊 

Canada is a cold country . Actually it is too cold sometimes , in city like WINNIPEG the temperature goes down to -40 degree . However , there are sometimes when Canada gets very hot , the same city “WINNIPEG” gets too hot in summer  , its temperature goes up to +40 degree .

        2- Languages     🤠  

Canada has two official languages which are English and French . However in big cities that have big companies and banks , they have a sign that shows that they have people who speak different languages such as  Arabic , hindi , chinese …ect . Which indicates that Canada accepts all kind of people with different language and race .

       3-Friendliness  ❤️ 

Are Canadians friendly people ?

 Canadians are so helpful people .They offer help for anyone as strangers at street , if you lost , they show you the right direction , if there is a fire in a place the help to  put it out .However , in big cities as Montreal, Toronto or Vancouver where people always in  a hurry, you will face some people who don’t care or don’t have time to help  .

       4-Racism  😏 

Despite Canada is multicultural and warm welcoming country  for all kind of people , you will meet some Racist people who of course don’t reflect the majority of Canadians .

       5-Multiculturalism  🤗 

Canada is very multi-cultural place . you can get a least one person from every county all over the world there .

       6-Food  🍕  🍔 

Since Canada is multi-cultural place , you can get all kind of food there  . you can find food from different culture such Spain , Arabic countries , Korea , French …ect . You will get an awesome food thanks for its diversity and multi-cultural .

      7- pay too much  🤑 

Canadians pay too much on things like cell phones and beers . Canadians love their wireless phones and they pay too much bills for that monthly . the cell phone bills could reach to $80-100  monthly . And they have very high alcohol costs as well .

       8- Outdoorsy 🌹  🍸  🍺 

Generally Canadians like to do most of their activities outdoor  .They like to spend time out to practice activities  such as Hiking, kayaking, surfing, rafting, scuba diving horse-riding, dog-sledding, horse-riding …ect

        9-Public transit  🙄 

Public transit in Canada isn’t that good. Since Canada is a country that has a lot of people and visitors from all over the world and its people love cars , there is annoying traffic ,so there is a need for better trains and buses .

I hope the above were useful things to know before traveling to Canada. I hope you enjoy your time in Canada and get to see as much as you can of this large and beautiful country!