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Canadian Immigrants Day

Let's celebrate the diverse and vibrant culture of Canada on Canadian Immigrants Day - a day to recognize and honor the contributions of immigrants to our country!
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Get ready to celebrate the diversity and cultural richness of Canada on May 22 for Canadian Immigrants Day! This day is dedicated to recognizing the contributions and achievements of immigrants who have chosen Canada as their home. Did you know that over 21% of Canada's population is made up of immigrants? That's no surprise, considering Canada is known for its welcoming and inclusive nature. On this day, let's take a moment to appreciate the unique perspectives and talents that immigrants bring to our country, making it an even more vibrant and dynamic place.

History of Canadian Immigrants Day

Canadian Immigrants Day Dates

Canadian Immigrants Day Timeline

<div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1867</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Canada's Confederation</div><div class='timeline-text'>The Canadian confederation takes place, providing a political framework that promotes immigration for economic and population growth.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1905</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Immigration Acts</div><div class='timeline-text'>The Immigration Act of 1906 and 1910 gave the federal government complete control over immigration, setting the tone for subsequent legislations.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1971</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Official Multiculturalism</div><div class='timeline-text'>Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau declares multiculturalism as an official government policy, reinforcing Canada's commitment to diversity and acknowledgement of immigrants.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2001</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Census Revelation</div><div class='timeline-text'>The 2001 Census reveals that almost 20% of the population are immigrants, quantifying the significant impact that immigration has had on Canadian society.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2014</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Immigration Reforms</div><div class='timeline-text'>Significant changes are made to the immigration system, including the introduction of the Express Entry system, to better accommodate and attract skilled immigrants.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2019</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Highest Immigration Levels</div><div class='timeline-text'>Canada hits its highest level of immigration since the First World War, with more than 300,000 immigrants coming to Canada in a single year.</div></div></div>

How to Celebrate Canadian Immigrants Day

<div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>1</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Host a cultural potluck</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Invite friends and family over for a potluck where everyone brings a dish that represents their heritage. This is a great way to celebrate the diverse cultures of Canadian immigrants.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>2</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Attend a cultural festival</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Look for local cultural festivals in your city or town and attend one to learn more about different immigrant cultures and traditions.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>3</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Volunteer at an immigrant support organization</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Show your appreciation for Canadian immigrants by volunteering at an organization that supports immigrants and helps them settle into their new home.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>4</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Share immigrant success stories</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Use social media or personal platforms to share inspiring stories of successful Canadian immigrants and how they have contributed to the country.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>5</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Explore immigrant neighborhoods</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Take a tour of different immigrant neighborhoods in your city and try out the diverse restaurants, shops, and cultural experiences they have to offer.</p></div></div>

Why We Love Canadian Immigrants Day

<div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>A</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>Canada is a diverse and vibrant country because of immigrants</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>Immigrants bring unique customs, traditions, and talents to Canada, enriching the cultural fabric of the country. Without them, Canada would not be the diverse and inclusive society that it is today.</p></div></div><div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>B</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>Immigration adds valuable skills and experiences to the workforce</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>Many skilled immigrants come to Canada with valuable skills and experiences that contribute to the growth and success of various industries. This results in economic benefits for all Canadians, as well as increased innovation and competitiveness.</p></div></div><div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>C</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>Canadian Immigrants Day celebrates the diversity of cultures in Canada</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>Canadian Immigrants Day is an opportunity to celebrate and recognize the contributions of immigrants from all over the world. It promotes understanding and appreciation for different cultures, fostering a sense of unity and national pride among all Canadians.</p></div></div>

5 Eye-Opening Facts About Canadian Immigrants

<div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>1</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>As of 2021, Philippines Tops the List of Immigrant Origin Countries</h3><p class='facts-content'>The Philippines outranked other countries, including India and China, as the top origin country for Canadian immigrants with Filipinos contributing to a significant portion of Canada's immigrant population.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>2</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>Over 50% of Canadian Immigrants Have A Bachelor's Degree or Higher</h3><p class='facts-content'>Research has shown that more than half of the Canadian immigrant population aged 25 to 64 holds a university degree, compared to 30% of the Canadian-born population. This shows the high level of education among recent immigrants.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>3</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>Canada is The Most Desirable Destination for Potential Immigrants</h3><p class='facts-content'>According to a Gallup poll, Canada is the most desirable immigration destination worldwide, ahead of countries such as Switzerland and the United States.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>4</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>Immigration Contributes to Nearly All Population Growth in Canada</h3><p class='facts-content'>Statistics show that virtually all of Canada's net population growth is due to immigration, emphasizing the important role immigrants play in shaping the country's future.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>5</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>Canada's Immigration System Prioritizes Young, Skilled Immigrants</h3><p class='facts-content'>Owing to its Express Entry system which focuses on attracting young, skilled workers, Canada stands out from other western countries. This system plays a key role in addressing demographic challenges and meeting labor market needs.</p></div></div>

Canadian Immigrants Day FAQs

When is Canadian Immigrants Day?

Canadian Immigrants Day is celebrated on May 22 every year. In 2024, Canadian Immigrants Day will fall on a Wednesday.

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