Settlement in a new country is a long journey and a tedious process involving both adaptation and acceptance.Higher Heights Corporation has identified that immigrant students face major challenges in settlement integrating into an entirely new culture and in response, we have designed a program to help solve this problem.
The fact that you may be miles away means you may not be available to observe the progress and development of your children at this crucial stage of their lives.
Higher Heights Corporation is an organization that helps in bridging this gap and we promise to support you all the way.
Your concerns and fears will be taken care of and you can be rest assured that your children are in good hands and will not only have a high quality education overseas, but have a high standard of living as well.
Demography of Canada
Canada is a country, consisting of ten provinces and three territories, in the northern part of the continent of North America. It extends from the Atlantic to the Pacific and northward into the Arctic Ocean, Canada’s common border with the United States forms the world’s longest land border.
Canada is a federal parliamentary democracy and a constitutional monarchy, Queen Elizabeth II being the current head of states. The country is officially bilingual at the federal level. It is one of the world’s most ethnically diverse and multicultural nations, the product of large scale immigration from many countries, with a population of approximately 35 million as of 2015.
Canada is a developed country and one of the wealthiest in the world, with the tenth highest per capita income globally, and the eighth highest ranking in the Human Development Index, It ranks among the highest in international measurements of government transparency, civil liberties, quality of life, economic freedom and education.
Driving force in immigration
Three factors driving immigration trends includes
(1) Family reunification
(2) Search for work
(3) Humanitarian refuge
The immigrant population within Canada is among the highest in the developed world almost 20% and is continually growing with over 6 million foreign born Canadians in 2006.
The Canadian government’s long term objective is to increase immigration levels so that enering immigrants represents approximately 1% of Canada ‘s population each year with an estimate that by the year 2026 immigrants will be the only source of population growth in Canada.
The Canadian policy of multiculturalism proposes groups and individuals have a right to maintain and develop their heritage cultures; as well as become fully engaged in a culturally plural larger society.
The way in which immigrants relate to their own culture, in reference to the dominant culture, is known as acculturation. Acculturation is defined by behavioural and attitudinal changes which take place when a person immigrated to a new culture.
Immigrant experience vary from distress to successful integration.Needless to say a number of mal-adaptation does occur.
Assimilation– is defined as the process in which the immigrant or minority groups take on the identity of the host country and the heritage culture becomes extinct or unrecognizable.
Integration– is the defined as the process in which the immigrant or immigrant groups become active in the majority community, however continue to maintain customs and beliefs inherent in their own culture.
Marginalization– is the process in which the new immigrants or immigrant groups neither identify with/ nor connect with their own culture or the culture of the larger society.
Separation– occurs when immigrant minorities refuse to participates in the dominant culture and instead, preserve their own cultural identity.