Canada is a nation that was built and has prospered to a large degree due to the social and economic effects of its immigrant people. Canada became an independent nation in 1867, although it remained firmly entrenched within the framework of the larger British Empire for the next 60 years. The British connection played a significant role in the direction taken by Canadian immigration policy throughout this period. The 1867 British North America Act unified the existing British colonies of Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Upper Canada (Ontario), and Lower Canada (Quebec) into one nation, with the implication that Canada would seek to expand across the entire northern half of the continent as a British entity.
The desire of the Canadian...Read more