- Question 1
- By 1958 Italy surpassed
Britain as the main group of immigrants coming to Canada.
The two most significant waves of Italian immigration to Canada occurred
between 1900 and WWI and from 1950-1970. In the early years, most
of the Italian immigrants were young men. But later on family "chain
migration" from Italy brought increasing numbers. By 1958 Italy surpassed
Britain as the origin of the majority of Canadian immigrants. Starting
in 1967, new regulations based admissibility on universal criteria
such as education. This "points system" restricted the sponsorship
of relatives and as a result Italian immigration dropped significantly.
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