Canada has a long history of immigration.
Since 1867, more than 17 million immigrants have come to call Canada home. Today, immigration is the main driving force for Canada’s population growth.
In partnership with the Department of Canadian Heritage of the Government of Canada, Canadian Geographic Education has developed an infographic and lesson plan about the history of immigration and citizenship in Canada. Students will learn about the immigration system in Canada and the process for becoming a Canadian citizen. Using case studies, they will gain a deeper understanding of the challenges that immigrants face. Students will also discuss the values inherent to Canadian citizenship.
Click to download the Canadian Immigration and Citizenship lesson plan.
Click to download the Canadian Immigration and Citizenship student worksheet.
Click to download the Immigration in Canada infographic.