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El Salvador Immigration to Canada
Transcript of El Salvador Immigration to Canada
June 14th, 2012 Canada is a very multi-cultural and diverse country Salvadorians Coming to Canada According to the 2006 census, 42,780 Salvadorians are currently living in Canada. The largest influx of Salvadorian immigrants happened in the years of 1981-1990, where 23,780 of them came to Canada. The biggest push factor was the El Salvador civil war that started in 1980 and lasted 12 years Push and Pull Factors Canada is known as a peace country and is a wealthier country than El Salvador. Human rights are better in Canada and it is easier to become a citizen than it is in the U.S.A Salvadorians have little money coming to Canada and also have difficulties travelling across the borders. Settling in Canada Many Salvadorian immigrants lacked a high school diploma or college degree. Economic Contribution to Canada They got insulted or discriminated in Canada because of the way they looked, dressed and spoke with an accent. The process of applying for citizenship is long and usually Salvadorians get taken advantage from their lawyers. Many immigrants ended up working in factories doing general labour work or farming in the fields These immigrants worked hard and a lot of them now own businesses and restaurants. Salvadorians speak spanish and can teach their language to the other Canadians Cultural Contribution to Canada They are also very religious people and have many large church communities that have festivities. Salvadorians open many restaurants that sell pupusas and tamales which are typical dishes from El Salvador. Arriving in Canada People who came from El Salvador mainly settled in Ontario, Quebec, Alberta and British Columbia The cities they settled in includes Toronto, Montreal, Edmonton and Vancouver Salvadorians did not really settle in the more Nothern Territories, probably because of the cold climate