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Immigration In Canada

             Immigration is a worldwide phenomenon.
             Canada’s reflection of ethnic diversity is due to the .
             increasing flow of immigration. The vast majority of Canadians are born in .
             Canada, and most of them are from European descent. .
             Close to, half of all immigrants that came to Canada between 1991 and .
             1996 reveal a first language other than French or English. During this time, .
             many immigrants came from Asia and the Middle East. It’s been reported .
             that 29 percent of Canadians have more than one ethnic origin. Native .
             peoples make up about 3 percent and blacks about 2 percent of the .
             Canada has an open immigration program that accepts newcomers .
             approximately from every other country in the world. The estimated population .
             in 2002 was 31,902,268.
             Immigration is important in maintaining Canada’s population. The .
             current childbearing generation has smaller families than earlier generations: .
             the fertility rate is 1.6, less than the population replacement rate of 2.1. At .
             the same time, older people are living longer, so that the average age of the .
             population is higher. In 2002, Canada’s rate of natural increase was 0.36 .
             percent, resulting from a birth rate of 11.1 per 1,000 persons and a death rate .
             of 7.5 per 1,000. There is a downward trend in the birth index—in 1981, it was .
             15.3—and the likely result will be zero growth or population loss. For this .
             reason the Canadian government in the 1980’s decided to balance the low .
             birth rate by allowing more immigration into the country.
             The way immigrants adjust to life in Canada has much to do with the .
             reason why they came here. Most modern immigrants are motivated to .
             relocate far from their homelands by the desire to improve their and their .
             family’s lives. Such people are known as economic immigrants. They resettle .
             in other countries in search of jobs, education, or business opportunities. .
             Today, economic migrations bring people from poorer countries to more .

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