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.

  • Adeola Ahmad-zaruq

    Iqmat i am delighted with you presentation. It was concise, informative as well as educative. The sky is your limit keep it up.
    14/06/2016 4:30:54 PM

  • Nike iyiola

    Well done on an amazing project iqmat, so proud of you. Very insightful.
    14/06/2016 3:40:23 PM

  • Nike iyiola

    Well done on an amazing project iqmat, so proud of you. Very insightful.
    14/06/2016 3:39:20 PM

  • Brian Marginean

    Great job Iqmat! I found ot very interesting! Amazing!
    14/06/2016 6:30:29 AM

  • manahil

    wow what an interesting project. i loved how you drew a ma and showed where the immigrants came and left for that was very creative and i also like that you had people in the begging say that they are canadian your project is amazing and good luck
    13/06/2016 11:20:22 PM

  • sukhmandip

    I admire how you utilized various techniques to achieve such a wonderfully produced video. You expressed your ideas wonderfully. Best of luck with the competition.
    13/06/2016 9:57:29 PM

  • Hannah

    That was amazing! Good job Iqmat!
    13/06/2016 9:29:39 PM

  • Sidra Ahmed

    Good job Iqmat, such an amazing project!
    13/06/2016 5:53:08 PM

  • Vivien Li (Young Citizen)

    My favourite part of your video would have to be when you took out the paper and started to write. That is such a creative idea! Good job.
    13/06/2016 3:13:36 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.