chinese canadians

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discrimination to integration of Chinese Canadians

Ryan Wong

Nov 27 2013





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The Chinese first immigrated to Canada in 1858. In the beginning we were discriminated by Canadians At first. But over time We Gained our freedoms and the right to vote so we can be fully integrated into Canada

In 1858 Gold was found In the Fraser River In British Columbia. Chinese miners travelled all the way from California . They were forced into only a certain part of town where they could Live which many know as Chinatown. Also many Chinese miners had to take the abandoned sites while the other miners took the other richer sites. The Chinese knew if they mined at the richer sites they might get beaten up and robbed by the White miners. However Not all Chinese immigrants that came to Canada during the mid 1800s mined for Gold.

Many of the Chinese immigrants were uneducated so much that they could barely read or write Chinese. That limited their job opportunities to household work as servants or menial jobs such as working at restaurants, fish canneries, tailors and growing vegetables.

during the mid 1800s , The Chinese faced racial Discrimination, although some of the general Canadian population and even local newspapers supported them. They received support because they did all the jobs nobody else wanted. Also they worked hard and long hours and did it for a lot less than white workers would do it for. some westerners even publicly supported them because of their work ethic and perseverance that was much better than the white workers. However the Chinese gradually started losing

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support around the mid 1860s because of the gold in BC were exhausted .This meant many Europeans found less gold which...