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Immigration to Canada- Vietnam

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Carolyn Chung

on 3 December 2012

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They begin with the few individuals that received grants from the Roman Catholic Church to study in Canada. The first arrivals of
Vietnamese immigrants
date back to the 1950’s. Background 1950's:
Saigon began to
accept western aid. 1965:
Saigon government severed it's ties with France, prohibiting it's citizens from studying there. Small Vietnamese communities
began to develop around
francophone universities in places such as Montreal
and QB City In 1974, around 1,500
Vietnamese students,
graduates and their children
were living in Canada: 1, 100
of which lived in Quebec. The Vietnam War started in 1955. Significant migration didn’t begin until 1975, when it was clear that South Vietnam had lost. At that point, thousands of Vietnamese people searched for a way to flee the country. Major Vietnamese immigration to Canada came in two waves Canada Vietnam The first wave began after North Vietnam was sure to win: 1975. They migrated because
they feared
persecution for
supporting the South
or the Americans. Between April 20th
and May 15th of 1975,
at least 150, 000
Vietnamese people
fled the country. These immigrants (5,608 in 1975-76) were accepted into
Canada because of their skills. Most were healthy, well-educated professionals. Though unprepared, they settled in Canada quickly because of their education, adaptability and support from the government. The second wave of immigrants is composed of two, separate parts. The new communist
regime evoked negative
reactions from the
South; several hundred
thousand vietnamese
fled Vietnam during
1978-1981. In the second stage, the number of boat people dies down slightly after 1981, and significantly after the early 1990s. The second stage is said to be a continuous flow of Vietnamese immigrants coming from overseas refugee camps and through Vietnam's Orderly Departure Program. Vietnamese
Immigration to Canada By Carolyn
and Mindy Enjoy! These people are known
as the boat people. During 1978-1981, over 50,000 of the boat people
made a new home in Canada. The beginning of the second wave was marked by a very significant event. An overcrowded ship holding 2, 264 Vietnamese refugees appeared along the shores of Malaysia and were refused to dock. This prompted an S.O.S article in the Globe and Mail of Toronto. The Canadian government was willing to accept only 604 people. The boat people were much more diverse than the first wave immigrants. Most did not know English or French. They were accepted into Canada because they had suffered from the Communist regime. The Boat People Over 1/3 of the boat people did not
survive. This wave of Vietnamese immigrants arrived in Canada during a period of economic downturn, making it harder to integrate and achieve economic independence. The boat people had a harder time adjusting to Canada than many other immigrants. One of the major contributing factors to this is the psychological trauma they had experienced: many of the immigrants suffered from the loss of family or friends, possessions, position, self-esteem and respect. Thanks for Watching! Upon arriving in Canada, the Vietnamese were met with racism and discrimination. Since the boat people took whatever jobs they could find, they were often treated unfairly. Demographics The Vietnamese culture group is one of the largest non-European culture groups behind Chinese, East Indian, Filipino & Jamaican. In 2001, just over 150, 000 Vietnamese people lived in Canada: 0.5% of the overall population. The Vietnamese culture group are growing increasingly, even faster than the overall population. The majority of Vietnamese people in Canada are foreign born. 93% were born in Vietnam. The majority of the Vietnamese population in Canada live in four provinces: Ontario, Quebec, British Columbia and Alberta, Ontario having 46% of the overall Vietnamese Canadian
population. In 2001, 69% of the Vietnamese community lived in either Toronto, Montreal, Vancouver or Calgary. Because they came in 2 waves, they settled at a middle age and had their families. This contributes to the small elderly population of 4% and the large youth population of 25%. Quizzing Session! In 1965, more Vietnamese immigrants
arrived in Canada because: The Vietnam War started. Saigon severed it's ties with France. There was a deadly disease in all of Asia. Which one
is Vietnam? In 2001, what was the Vietnamese population in the overall Canadian population? 35% .9% .5% For the lunar new year
festival, what is money
usually presented in? A bottle A red envelope A gold pouch Plainly Contribution of Events
and Individuals Ai Thien Tran In 2001 Ai Thien Tran was
sponsored to Canada by a
long-lost friend who had
already migrated to
Canada. He was labeled as
any other boat person. Through determination and
adaptability Tran was able to
enroll in McGill university for a
social work program and
graduated with honors. But
this was only the beginning ... Today, he is now one of the
leaders of Ottawa’s
Vietnamese-Canadian community
and is dedicated to many
causes, including the planning of
the Vietnamese Boat People museum scheduled to open in 2015 and
showcase the history of the
immigration to Canada. In 2006, he won the golden
key award, which recognizes
individuals for academic excellence
while balancing careers and
community leadership. He is involved with the
Vietnamese Canadian Federation
and is the probation officer at
the ministry of community safety
and correctional services In 2012, he was the first Vietnamese-Canadian to win one of the 25 Canadian immigration awards. Vietnamese-Canadian Federation Founded in 1980 with headquarters
residing in Ottawa, this is a
non-profit organization that
provides a unified voice for
all Vietnamese Canadians. - It works to develop and preserve Vietnamese culture - Connect the Vietnamese community through recreational and historical opportunities - And be a good leader for all Vietnamese associations in Canada Lunar New Year
celebrates the arrival of a new year with feasts, luck, family and money (usually given in red envelopes). Lunar New Year (Tet) It is a festival that is
celebrated by the
Chinese, Japanese, and several other South-Asian cultures. In 2012, Canada Post issued a pair of stamps honoring the Year of the Dragon for Lunar New Year. Many people get involved in this festive occasion including the TDSB and the V.A.C who has been hosting the event in Toronto for over 25 years. A Short Video ANY QUESTIONS ?
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