Jeunes Citoyens / Young Citizens

Iqmat Medicine Hat, Alberta

Fair address: Southern Alberta Regional Heritage Fair

Project: Immigration in Canada

This project explores the immigration practices of the Canadian government over time, highlights important changes in practices, and identifies current elected officials responsible for immigration in Canada.  Various waves of immigration over time are also investigated.

What was the most interesting thing you learned about your topic?

The most interesting aspect of immigration is the changes in laws over time. Canada's immigration policies have evolved to be more inclusive and less discriminatory.

What important lessons have you learned that you want to share with other Canadians?

Immigration has been and continues to builder of the mosaic that is our country from the first wave to the current wave of immigration. Other than First Nations peoples, everyone in Canada is an immigrant. Canada's immigration policies include safeguards to protect Canadians. Immigration has created a diverse society that is inclusive, respectful of the many cultures, that believes the dignity of every person and that guarantees basic human rights for all.

How would you compare your life today to the lives of those studied in your project?

As an immigrant myself, the experiences I have had with immigration in my lifespan are very different than people historically because of the changes in immigration policies and practices.

  • Abrielle | Young Citizen 2016

    A very clear and informative project. Your analysis of Canadian immigration was well researched and presented. I like your use of imagery to illustrate Canada’s diverse mosaic. Great job!
    24/06/2016 12:02:07 AM

  • Mrs. Fowler

    Iqmat, you have done an exceptional job with your project. I am sending in my vote for you. All the best.
    21/06/2016 4:54:49 PM

  • Mrs. Stephens

    SO great to hear from you. Well done, Iqmat! Your video is so informative. I like your personal connection to immigration. Good luck in the competition. I'm rooting for you.
    21/06/2016 12:06:14 PM

  • Bree Kean

    Excellent job, Iqmat! Immigration is such a fascinating subject. It has one of the greatest impacts upon Canada's sense of identity.
    19/06/2016 4:52:16 PM

  • Liya

    Great job. Your video was so cool!
    19/06/2016 10:21:01 AM

  • First

    Wow! Great job Iqmat! I'm proud of you and I'm amazed to see your fantastic work in the project, you just need to believe and you'll win this! Not only for yourself, but for the sake of spreading the message!
    16/06/2016 10:13:04 PM

  • Kunle Olawepo

    Go girl! impossible is nothing! ! !
    16/06/2016 5:18:22 PM

  • Kunle Olawepo

    Go girl! Impossible is nothing!!!
    16/06/2016 5:09:00 PM

  • Kolawole Wahab

    Great! Best of luck!
    16/06/2016 2:06:42 PM

  • Oyinda Iyiola

    Good job Iqmat! I'm proud of you.
    15/06/2016 11:26:00 PM

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Project partially funded by the Government of Canada through the Department of Canadian Heritage.
  • Canadian Heritage / Patrimoine Canadien
  • Government of Canada
  • HBC: Hudson's Bay Company
  • ecentricarts inc.