Talk:Second-generation immigrants of Canada

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Hi! Great topic! I did have a question about the sentence that states "the median age second generation Canadians is 31.9 years." What does that statistic mean? Is it the median age of employment? Another interesting perspective that you could add to this is the perspective of second-generation from an individual's home country. How are second-generation immigrants viewed back in the parent's country?


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Feedback004:07, 1 December 2017
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Suggestion008:59, 10 November 2017
Peer Feedback 008:11, 10 November 2017

I really liked how you included a section of this post for the benefits of Second Generation Immigrants in Canada. We constantly hear about the struggles that newly migrant peoples face when entering a new country, in relation to cultural assimilation, and job opportunities. However what often is lost in that discussion is the fact that a driving force behind the decision to immigrate is for the potential to give their family members, and future family members a better life. It was great to read some of the positives that come from immigration, and about the drive and dedication to pursue education, as it may not have been an option to first generation immigrant parents. Great work on this post!

04:07, 1 December 2017


It would be helpful in the beginning to include an overview or summary of what the entire page is talking about or will discuss. I think that for the sections of benefits and challenges you could maybe condense the topic into general ideas or themes that are subheads and discuss each one in more detail and expand on your ideas and some of the ideas brought up by the course. This is a really interesting topic that I think is very relatable for a majority of students at UBC and in Vancouver in general because of everyone's different background.

Good luck with the rest of your page! Christina

00:21, 29 November 2017

Hello, this is very interesting. I think adding references would help this page.

You speak of South Asian and Chinese average household income, and I wonder if you have information on different races and maybe how experiences may differ by culture.

I also like that you integrate the beneficial side. I think that shows an intersectional perspective, in a way, as it recognizes that many different second-generation Canadians may be having totally different experiences, rather than assuming one homogenous identity.

06:55, 11 November 2017


As being a 1.5 generation immigrant myself, I enjoyed reading your page! I agree with most of your points and think they are valid. My suggestion is to find peer-reviewed papers to back up your claims. I vaguely remember reading papers about this topic from my cultural psychology class a few years ago. So I think research is being done for the immigrant population. Good luck and I can’t wait to read the final version.

08:59, 10 November 2017

Peer Feedback

Hi, I love the topic that you have selected and the statistics you have chosen really emphasizes this mosaic of multiculturalism that Canada consistently preaches, but maybe not practices to the same extent. I think one of the themes that you can explore in your paper is W.E.B. Du Bois' idea of double consciousness in his '"The Souls of Black Folk." This idea of double consciousness is very prevalent in Canadian society where first or second-generation immigrants are constantly struggling with maintaining their cultural heritage and fitting into the ideal Canadian identity. As a suggestion you could discuss the ethnic makeup of different provinces in subtopics and I would love to see how Vancouver fits into and deals with its second-generation immigrant population. Good luck!

08:11, 10 November 2017