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Canada and Immigrant Workers
This paper explores the treatment of immigrants in late 19th century Canada and why Canadian employers sought to hire them.
# 109585 | 1,756 words | 5 sources | APA | 2008 | US

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The paper discusses the differences in the treatment of immigrant groups and the attitudes of the immigrants themselves. The paper discusses how Canada was in great need of la abor force and population and therefore encouraged immigration from parts of the world such as China, Eastern Europe and Africa. The paper describes how immigrants could be exploited and discriminated by white citizens and employers, creating an attitude of exclusion. The paper therefore explains why employers preferred to hire these immigrant workers who would prefer to take low paid jobs and endure severe conditions rather than return to their native country.

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Avery, D. (1995). Reluctant Host:Canada's Response to Immigrant Workers, 1896-1994, Ch 1: "European Immigrant Workers and the Canadian Economy, 1896-1914. Toronto: McClelland & Stewart.
  • Greece, G. (1988-89), Exclusion or solidarity? Vancouver workers confront the 'Oriental Problem'. BC Studies, no80, 24-25.
  • Hiebert, D. (n.d.) Jewish Immigrants and the Garment industry of Toronto, 1901-1931: a study of ethnic and class relations. Department of Geography, University of British Columbia, Vancouver.
  • Jenkins, P. (1997) A history of the United States. New York, Palgrave.
  • Morley, T. (1979) Dangerous foreigners: European immigrant workers and labor radicalism in Canada, 1896-1932. Toronto, McCLelland and Stewart

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