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Open the book You asked aboutimmigration and citizenship Turn to page 2 Immigration Canada aims to contribute to a stronger nation by protecting refugees at home and abroad Immigration and Citizenship 2 Turn to page 5 Immigration assesses immigrantsstandards that do not discriminate on the basis of race national or ethnic origin colour religion or sex Immigration and Citizenship 5 Disturbed Turn to page 28 Canada encourages the admission of business immigrantsthat contribute to the nations economic and cultural well-being and create job opportunities Immigration and Citizenship 28 How can a country offer such promise and then go back on its words They can its called unfairness and in theory many immigrants disapprove of it In reality the history of the point system in immigration hasnt changed considerably For much of Canadian history there was little concern among policy-makers about the discriminatory treatment of immigrants minorities native people French-Canadians and women Ungerleider 1 The Chinese recipients back in the 19th century came to Canada working in canning factories and lumber mills as domestic labourers and as railroad workers Once the railroad was completed and Chinese labour was no longer needed the government of Canada passed a series of laws that restricted immigration activity for Chinese immigrants As well were there similar treatments given to the people of Indian origin The 1908 Act to Amend the Immigration Act allowed the government to prevent entry to Canada of any immigrant if he or she did not come to Canada by continuous journey from the country of origin Ungerleider 2 Though it wasnt stated directly to the people of India the act did limit the immigration from that point of origin cause the only form of continuous passage from India was persuaded Ungerleider 3 by the Canadian government not to give tickets to Canada To Webster discriminati on is to make a distinction on the basis of prejudice Websters Dictionary 127 During the 20th century the
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