Immigration

October 8-14 is Citizenship Week in Canada. Immigration and the rights and responsibilities of citizenship are central themes in Canadian history. Hear the diverse stories of the many who have come to Canada in search of a new home and what being Canadian means to them. You can also explore our Citizenship teaching guides for Grades 1-6 and Grades 7-12.

  • 2016
  • 13-14
  • 24 Titles

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The Current Ahmed Hussen: From Somali Refugee to Canada's Immigration Minister

Immigration Minister Ahmed Hussen fled on his own to Canada as a teenage refugee to escape civil war in his native country. The Current's Anna Maria Tremonti sits down with him to discuss his experiences as a refugee, immigration, Canada's relationship with the U.S. and other issues.
  • 2017
  • 00:24:17
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 10/04/2017

Becoming Canadian Becoming Canadian, Episode 1

Rachel was assigned male at birth, but always knew she was a woman. Ellaha came from an educated family in Afghanistan, but was told by the Taliban that girls could no longer attend school. Kerstin grew up trapped inside East Berlin until the Berlin Wall came down. Syed’s mother was six months pregnant with him when an accident killed his ...
  • 2017
  • 00:21:53
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 08/09/2017

CBC News Can Canada’s health care system cope with immigration? New

Canada’s universal health care system makes it an attractive place to live, but it’s not perfect. Can it cope with tens of thousands of new immigrants?
  • 2017
  • 00:01:44
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 09/13/2018

The National Carol Off's journey to save a source

Carol Off, host of As It Happens and former CBC Television reporter, could never have guessed that she would spend years trying to help an Afghan man and his family escape danger after he gave her an important interview on a notorious warlord in Afghanistan. "My rules are that you don't get involved, you don't look back. But this time it's different. ...
  • 2017
  • 00:12:07
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 11/29/2017

News in Review - March 2003 Census 2001: Canada's Changing Face

For the last year Statistics Canada has been releasing data it collected during the 2001 census. This data makes one thing perfectly clear: Canada is changing. We’re older, more ethnically and racially diverse, and more urban then ever before.
  • 2003
  • 00:14:01
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 03/15/2003

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  • Census 2001: Canada's Changing Face

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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CBC News Does immigration increase crime? New

According to polls, about a quarter of Canadians believe that immigration increases crime. The CBC’s Catherine Cullen explains the research that shows the contrary.
  • 2017
  • 00:02:07
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 09/13/2018

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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  • Generation One: Living in Two Worlds