Thursday, May 9, 2013

Interesting Information on Immigration in Canada for the Classroom

The Toronto Star has written a number of new articles focusing on immigration in Canada, the GTA and surrounding areas. Here are afew of the more interesting links:

Maps: Where immigrants settled in the GTA

These maps are based upon Statistics Canada data from the 2006 census to track changes in diversity since before 1941. The maps provide the most comprehensive — some say the last complete — snapshot of immigration patterns across the GTA.

They paint a picture of a major shift in immigration to the GTA beginning in the 1960s and growing rapidly each consecutive decade, from mostly European immigration to, in the last census period, natives of India, China, the Philippines and Pakistan.

According to the StatsCan data, 2.4 million immigrants have made the GTA their home since before 1941. The maps confirm for the first time what we’ve known anecdotally for years — that the GTA is home to the world.

Interactive Immigration Timeline

Toronto’s immigrant enclaves spread to suburbs

Immigrant underclass in GTA fuels simmering frustrations

2011 census: Nearly one in five Canadians are visible minorities, StatsCan reports

Canada’s Most Diverse Community According to Stats Canada

Graphical Highlights from Statistics Canada National Household Survey

Immigrants in Cities – Charts by CMA

Aboriginal population young and growing fast

Immigration dramatically changing makeup of Toronto and Canada

Just to make things interesting, an article that calls into question the validity of historical comparisons since the elimination of the mandatory long form census.

Statistics Canada disclaimer warns of ‘non-response error’

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