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Unit 5: Immigration

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Unit Briefing: Immigration


Immigration is a complex issue particularly in an ever more
global society. People are motivated to leave countries for a
variety of reasons, and are attracted to Canada for a
similarly large number of reasons. Canada stands to gain a
lot from immigrants, but this has to be balanced with the
needs and rights of Canadian citizens, First Nations groups,
and official language groups. Politicians have to understand
the complexities of these issues in order to find solutions
which are fair, equitable and meet the needs of all
Canadians.
Objectives:

9.1.8 assess, critically, how legislative processes attempt to


address emerging issues of immigration by exploring and
reflecting upon the following questions and issues:
What factors influence immigration policies in Canada (i.e.,
economic, political, health, security)? (C, ER, PADM)
How are changes to Canadian policies on immigration and refugees
a reflection of world issues? (PADM, GC, C, I)
What impact does increasing immigration have on Aboriginal
peoples and communities? (C, I, GC, PADM)
How are provincial governments able to influence and implement
immigration policies? (PADM, GC)
How is the implementation of immigration policies in Qubec an
attempt to strengthen the French language in North America?
(PADM, GC, C, I)
What is the relationship between immigration policies in Canada
and the rights guaranteed in the Canadian Charter of Rights and
Freedoms? (I, PADM)
To what extent does Canada benefit from immigration? (GC, PADM)

Vocabulary Terms:
Immigration, demographic, labour force growth, refugee, accord,
emigration, law, policy,

Learning Projects:
Immigratio
n Points
Test
Immigratio
n Factors
Jig Saw

Cheif and
Council Talking
Points

Immigratio
Immigratio
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Marketing
Marketing
Campaign
Campaign

Provincial
Perspectiv
es Venn
Diagram

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Unit Project: Immigration Advertising


Campaign
In a group of three develop an advertising campaign for one
of the following purposes:
1. To attract new immigrants to Canada
2. To build support for immigration within Canada
Your pilot campaign can be in the form of a radio spot or
television commercial, a full-page newspaper or magazine
ad, a website or a brochure. It must also address the
following points:
Economic Factors
Political Factors
Health Factors
Security Factors
How world issues are reflected in immigration policy
First Nations Perspectives on Immigration
Francophone Perspectives on Immigration
Provincial Perspectives on Immigration
To what extent Canada benefits from Immigration
Creativity/Wow Factor (5 Marks)
Total

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= 9 check boxes, 5 creativity and wow factor, 16 critical


thinkingComponent Project: Immigration Factors Jig Saw
9.1.8.1-2

In your home group brainstorm an idea or two for each section.


Then, in your expert group, research your assigned section using the text
(pp167-191).
You should split the reading up between the group members and have one or
two people recording your ideas as you find them. Use your time efficiently
Return to your home groups and share what you learned in your expert
group.
Finally decide as a group whether each point is an economic, political, health
or security factor. Use a different colour for each category. (e.g. economic
factors are blue, political are red, etc.)

Factors that Motivate


Emigration
What reasons might make
people want to leave their
country?

Factors that Motivate


Immigration
What reasons make people
want to come to Canada?

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Benefits to Canada
What ways does Canada, and
Canadians benefit from
Immigration?
Why do we want people to
come to Canada?

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Risk/Concerns for Canada


For what reasons would we not
want someone to come to
Canada?
What kind of issues does
immigration raise?

Component Project: Immigration Points Test (9.8.1-2,4)


Take the online test at
http://www.workpermit.com/canada/points_calculator.htm
Determine if you would qualify to immigrate to Canada.
In what ways are economic, political, health and security factors
reflected in the way that the test is set up?

To what extent is this test fair and equitable to Canadian citizens?

To what extent is this test fair and equitable to potential immigrants to


Canada?

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What perspectives might groups with collective rights have regarding


this test and the point system criteria? (e.g First Nations,
Francophones)

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Component Activity: Develop Talking Points for a Meeting With


Chief and Council (9.8.1.3,6)
First Nations have been dealing with the consequences of immigration
for over 500 years. Their collective rights are entrenched in the
constitution. Given the rights and relationship that First Nations have
with this land, their perspective on immigration can be very different
form the federal governments stance. You are to develop a series of
talking points for an upcoming meeting with your local chief and
council. The theme of the meeting is Making Immigration Effective for
First Nations
Individually examine the Statement from Citizenship and Immigration
Canada on p168 of your text.
In small groups investigate the issues raised by First Nations regarding
immigration p183-184. Divide up the work and use the chart on the
next page to organize your research.
Finally, with a new partner develop a series of 8-10 talking points
(complete sentences) that could be used in the meeting to guide a
discussion on how to make immigration more effective for First
Nations. You may record those below. Be ready to share your
perspective. These talking points may be posted to your blog as an
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First Nations Perspectives on Immigration


Purpose
Question/Issue

Information

Point of View

Concepts

Assumptions

Conclusions

Implications/Conseque
nces

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Component Project: Provincial Perspectives Venn Diagram


Using the information on 189-191 of your textbook. Develop a Venn
Diagram which compares and contrasts the perspectives and goals of
Alberta and Quebec on the issue of immigration.

Alberta

Quebec