Monthly Archive for July, 2010

2000+

Today there are over 100 ethnic groups, speaking more than 80
languages, living in Manitoba. What is your story?

1988

The Multiculturalism Act is passed by the government of Canada.

1979

Many people fled South East Asia after the end of the Vietnam War. Volunteer groups helped many refugees settle in Winnipeg.

1976

The Immigration Act created a separated system for refugees coming to Canada.

1971

Canada becomes the first country in the world to adopt multiculturalism as an official government policy.

1970

Folklorama started in Winnipeg. It is an annual multicultural festival.

1968

The first immigrants from the Philippines arrived in Manitoba in 1959. In 1968 a wave of Filipinos arrived to work in the garment industry in Winnipeg.

1967 – Canada celebrated its Centennial or 100th birthday.

Canada celebrated its Centennial or 100th birthday.

1967

The “point system” for Canadian immigrants is established to encourage skilled workers to come to Canada.

1962

Immigration rules are changed. Immigrants are judged by their personal characteristics and not their nationality.