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.


Typhoon, 1985. © NFB

To provide a better life for their children by escaping poverty and/or wartorn living conditions is cited as a primary motivation of many women for leaving their countries of origin to immigrate to Canada.

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