Across Cultures

Why did we come to Canada?

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This theme shows people talking about their decisions to immigrate to Canada. Many state that political and economic pressures were compelling.

No Time to Stop

No Time to Stop
1990, director: Helene Klodawsky

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Angela Williams emigrated from Jamaica to Canada seeking opportunities for herself and for the young daughter who she hopes will join her. In Canada, she is required to do long hours of low-paid domestic work for at least two years. She sees a future for herself as a nurse, nonetheless. Organizations of immigrant and minority women can lend support.