Module 1, Lesson 3: Filipino Diaspora in Canada:

Population Changes in Shaping the Country

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This is the third lesson that looks at population changes. This lesson focuses on where people settled in Canada and how that settlement has shaped Canadian society. Historical data is limited prior to the 1960s as immigrants from the Philippines were classified as “non-white immigrants” according to Canadian census. Students will be looking at the different waves of Filipino migration and where these communities settled in Canada. Students will take on specific roles through the eras of the Filipino migration and research the ease of immigration to Canada. They will then compare and contrast the different major settlements of the Filipino community throughout Canada. Students will be asked to look at the ways in which immigrant groups have helped contribute to and shape broader Canadian society.

Key terms: Filipino diaspora in Canada, immigration, “non-white immigrants”, citizenship mixer, settlement in Canada, role-playing