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Old 05-31-2015, 06:00 AM
 
Location: Gatineau, Québec
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Immigration to Canada is also more multi sourced than in most any other country.

In many host countries immigrants come from the same countries or the same régions of the world. This can create barriers to intégration.

Canada is starting to see the effects à bit as well given that levels of immigration are so high that in spite of multi sourcing some groups are numerous enough to create enclaves.
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Old 05-31-2015, 09:22 AM
 
Location: Montreal
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Immigration is just one of the things that could possibly have been done differently. Integration is another aspect that is often discussed in the multiculturalism debate, and perhaps another aspect where the differences exist.
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Old 05-31-2015, 03:11 PM
 
Location: Canada
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Immigration to Canada is also more multi sourced than in most any other country.

In many host countries immigrants come from the same countries or the same régions of the world. This can create barriers to intégration.

Canada is starting to see the effects à bit as well given that levels of immigration are so high that in spite of multi sourcing some groups are numerous enough to create enclaves.
How so? There may be provincial differences but certainly here we've had a vast amount of immigrants from the former Soviet Union, Germans, Mennonites, Ukrainians, etc, which were also the original source of those communities here and presumably why, in large measure, the newer immigrants chose to immigrate here.

There is also a large Filipino community which dates back to the 1960s/70s.
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Old 05-31-2015, 03:13 PM
 
Location: Canada
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Immigration is just one of the things that could possibly have been done differently. Integration is another aspect that is often discussed in the multiculturalism debate, and perhaps another aspect where the differences exist.
The intent of many of the colonists in western Canada at least, was never to integrate any more than necessary.
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Old 06-01-2015, 06:45 AM
 
Location: Gatineau, Québec
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How so? There may be provincial differences but certainly here we've had a vast amount of immigrants from the former Soviet Union, Germans, Mennonites, Ukrainians, etc, which were also the original source of those communities here and presumably why, in large measure, the newer immigrants chose to immigrate here.

There is also a large Filipino community which dates back to the 1960s/70s.

I am not sure I understand the focus of your question.
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Old 06-01-2015, 10:09 AM
 
Location: Canada
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I am not sure I understand the focus of your question.
You stated that in many other countries immigrants come from the same regions of the world - how is that any different in Canada? In fact, I'd argue that is the strength of multiculturalism in Canada - as BMI said - Canada is anyone's country. Enclaves are not a bad thing and are what was promised the original ethnic settlers - they didn't come here to integrate and it is sometimes the reason they choose Canada over the US.
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Old 06-01-2015, 10:15 AM
 
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diversity everywhere = diversity nowhere
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Old 06-01-2015, 10:59 AM
 
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diversity everywhere = diversity nowhere
...until the aliens come.
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Old 06-01-2015, 01:07 PM
 
Location: Gatineau, Québec
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You stated that in many other countries immigrants come from the same regions of the world - how is that any different in Canada? In fact, I'd argue that is the strength of multiculturalism in Canada - as BMI said - Canada is anyone's country. Enclaves are not a bad thing and are what was promised the original ethnic settlers - they didn't come here to integrate and it is sometimes the reason they choose Canada over the US.
Seems like Canada made a lot of promises to a lot of people(s) that it did not keep.
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Old 06-01-2015, 01:14 PM
 
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Anyone who really understands German history and culture will know that it's long been a truly multicultural society - just not by the definition of post-colonialist leftists, who like to see large populations of "whites" as homogeneous rather than taking the time to actually understand the often very diverse divisions within that population.
Yes, within the borders of Germany used to be large Polish and Jewish populations in the early 1900s and...wait a second, where did they all go?
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