Why Emigration Occurred: Chinese Immigrants to Edmonton

Lin-yuan, Yihua; Kosínski, Leszck A.
June 1994
Canadian Studies in Population;1994, Vol. 21 Issue 2, p97
Academic Journal
Findings from a 1991 sample survey of recent Chinese immigrants in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, are presented in this paper. Politics and children's education topped the list of various factors that had pushed the Chinese away from their home countries or regions. They were also the most important goals expected to he achieved through emigration. Canada's perceived multiculturalism, lower levels of racial discrimination, and good educational opportunities were reasons for more than 75% of the respondents who chose to migrate to Canada. The study also revealed the constraints and uncertainties that had been perceived by the immigrants in the process of deciding to emigrate.


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