CANADA: Haven for Immigrants

For most of the twelve years since World War II, Canada has been one of the world's prize goals for home-seeking immigrants from Europe. Needing far more producers and consumers than its natural increase could provide—and needing also to make up for the 35,000 Canadians who head for the U.S. each year—Canada in the last twelve years has welcomed 1,669,340 foreign-born settlers, most of them from Britain, northern Europe and Italy. Of Canada's 17 million people today, almost 3,000,000 were born in a foreign land; British-descended Canadians, once a dominant majority, now constitute only 48% of their nation's population.


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