Category: Voyages of Change

A Year After Landing: Syrian Refugees in Canada

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Last December, Canada welcomed its first batch of Syrian refugees to Toronto. Since then, the Trudeau government has welcomed more than 34,000 Syrian refugees into the country. While they are safe from war in Canada, a significant number of them…

DACA policy and Its Recipients

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Unlike Canada, the United States prides itself in its “melting pot” of cultures. Immigrants are welcome as long as they assimilate to the American culture, language, and values. This has created the rich American culture formed from a variety of…

Generalisations After Trump’s Election

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Extremist Trump supporters have been bolder with their action since their champion’s win on November 8th. For example, Muslim women have been threatened for wearing hijabs, black Americans are threatened with violence and are verbally assaulted, swastika graffiti has appeared throughout…

American Haste to Come to Canada: The Truth of the Process

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With the results of the American elections last Tuesday, many Americans are claiming they have decided to immigrate to Canada. The office of Citizenship and Immigration Canada’s (CIC) website was even reported to have crashed following election day. One could easily…

Unfortunately, Hate Has Won

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The world was stunned yesterday as Donald Trump won the 2016 American presidential election. His fear tactics have worked, for the American people have agreed with him. They believed that America wasn’t already great, and they needed someone to make it…

Where Are You From?

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Canada takes pride in its multicultural population. In 2011, the National Household Survey found that there are more than 200 ethnic origins in the country. Not only that, but 19.1% of the population identified themselves as a member of a…

Sick of Complaints

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Canadian healthcare is one of the biggest upsides to living in Canada. Procedures, check-ups, and medication are not only free (most of the time), but they are also of good quality. As an immigrant, this was truly one of the…

Watch Your Language!

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As an immigrant, one of the biggest challenges is overcoming the language barrier. It can be really daunting to move somewhere where your first language is not spoken. Even simple tasks like doing the groceries can be difficult. I’ve had…

Escaping the Jungle

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“The Jungle” in Calais, France is to be permanently closed and demolished, and authorities will begin to evict inhabitants today. The makeshift camp houses migrants from war-torn countries such as Sudan, Afghanistan, Eritrea, and Syria. These people wish to cross…

Immigrants and the Election in the United States

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On average, the United States welcomes about 3,000 new citizens a day. As a nation of immigrants, the USA continuously faces newcomers’ issues and policies. With the influx of Syrian refugees, immigration has become an especially important topic in the…