Canada 150: Immigration

Immigration is one of the central themes in Canadian history. While many came to Canada to pursue economic opportunity, others arrived because of an urgent need to flee persecution. Hear the diverse stories of the many who have come to Canada in search of a new home.

  • 2016
  • 13-14
  • 21 Titles

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News in Review - May 2008 Changing Canada’s Immigration Rules

In late March 2008, Stephen Harper’s Conservative government announced that it wanted to make some major changes to Canada’s immigration laws. The changes would give the government the power to fast-track some applications, while refusing to even consider others. In this News in Review story, we’ll look at the proposed legislation and why it is so controversial.
  • 2008
  • 00:12:49
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 05/15/2008

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News in Review - October 1999 Chinese Boat People: Human Cargo

In a nation that was built by people escaping harsh conditions in search of a better life, immigration and refugee policies have been issues about which many Canadians often feel ambivalent or perplexed. When illegal migrants land on our shores unexpectedly and under harsh conditions, our principles and sympathies can be severely put to the test. Determining what is the ...
  • 1999
  • 00:13:03
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 10/15/1999

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News in Review - April 2012 Generation One: Living in Two Worlds

Canada is a country of immigrants who help change the country and who are in turn changed by it. In this News in Review story we look at the so-called Generation One, children of immigrants who were born in Canada but are still heavily influenced by the cultures and traditions of the countries where their parents once lived.
  • 2012
  • 00:13:55
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 04/15/2012

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News in Review - December 1997 Gypsies in Canada: The Promised Land?

Gypsies from the Czech Republic recently started to look to Canada as a haven from what they claim is institutionalized persecution in their homeland. The story from both sides of the Atlantic.
  • 1997
  • 00:10:59
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 12/15/1997

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The National Karen Refugees: Fleeing Burma's Forgotten War

In recent years, Canada has accepted 2,000 Karen people in to the country. The Karen make up about seven percent of the population of Myanmar, formally known as Burma, and for decades they've been fighting what's called the Forgotten War with the Burmese military. Patrick Brown introduces us to a Karen woman and her family as they leave behind a ...
  • 2006
  • 00:21:19
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

CBC | Radio-Canada (Eng) Landed: Six New Lives in Canada (Part 1 of 4)

They are refugees and immigrants from around the globe. Some have just arrived, while others have been here for a while and are trying to balance the customs and traditions of the old world with the joys and the challenges of a new and sometimes puzzling place. It is a story told over half a year and in six different ...
  • 2002
  • 00:43:20
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

CBC | Radio-Canada (Eng) Landed: Six New Lives in Canada (Part 2 of 4)

They are refugees and immigrants from around the globe. Some have just arrived, while others have been here for a while and are trying to balance the customs and traditions of the old world with the joys and the challenges of a new and sometimes puzzling place. It is a story told over half a year and in six different ...
  • 2002
  • 00:42:56
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

CBC | Radio-Canada (Eng) Landed: Six New Lives in Canada (Part 3 of 4)

They are refugees and immigrants from around the globe. Some have just arrived, while others have been here for a while and are trying to balance the customs and traditions of the old world with the joys and the challenges of a new and sometimes puzzling place. It is a story told over half a year and in six different ...
  • 2002
  • 00:42:52
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013