Immigration

May 17 to 23, 2021 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
  • 28 Titles

Included in this collection

CBC News How is Canada’s immigration system different from the U.S.? Must-See

Canada has a merit-based system, while the U.S. prioritizes more family-based immigration. The CBC’s Matt Kwong tells us how the Canadian and U.S. immigration system differ in terms of type and numbers.
  • 2017
  • 00:02:19
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 09/13/2018

CBC News How much do refugees and immigrants get in social assistance?

You might’ve heard that refugees get a lot more government aid than seniors, people on social assistance or veterans, which is not true. The CBC’s Karen Pauls breaks down how much social assistance refugees and immigrants actually get.
  • 2017
  • 00:04:30
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 09/13/2018

CBC News Immigrants vs. refugees: How are people getting into Canada?

Immigrants and refugees are not the same and they’re admitted into Canada in different ways. CBC's Natasha Fatah explains how new residents come into Canada.
  • 2017
  • 00:03:12
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 09/12/2018

CBC News Is immigration good or bad for an economy?

Canada’s economy needs more people as Canadians aren’t having enough babies to replace the aging population. The CBC’s Anne Gaviola explains why there are plans to increase the number of immigrants coming to Canada.
  • 2017
  • 00:02:49
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 09/13/2018

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
  • 15-17
  • 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

CBC | Radio-Canada (Eng) Landed: Six New Lives in Canada (Part 4 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
  • 00:42:35
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013