Canada's Immigration Increase in 1947-1960

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  • Devastation caused by war and the political and economical uncertainty hits Italy on 1947-1960
  • This caused millions of Italians to emigrate specifically to South America, United States and Canada.
  • Despite the Canadian governments preference for immigrants from northern Europe to settle, Italian workers still could be found all over Canada doing backbreaking seasonal work.
  • Italians begin to establish neighborhoods with an Italian ambiance in Canada's major urban centres.
  • Canada's heavy industry, construction and manufacturing sectors required labour, Canadian authorities continued the traditional racialist preference to meet the country's demands
  • The arrival of large numbers of Italians creates a critical mass for the ethnic community.
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