• → In 2005, male immigrants earned 63 cents and female immigrants 56 cents to every dollar earned by Canadian-born men and women. The trend is heading in the wrong direction as this is a greater gap than in the 1980s (when new immigrants earned $0.85 for each dollar earned by Canadian-born men and women) and in 2000 ($0.66 for each dollar).
  • → From 2003 to 2012, the number of international students coming to British Columbia increased by 51%.
  • → In the Spring of 2013, the Associated Press modified their Stylebook to remove the term “illegal immigrant” and the use of the term “illegal” to describe a person.
Migrant Justice X Action Plans Book Workshop

Who is Canadian? Who is an immigrant? Who decides? Explore the history and causes of immigration and challenge anti-migrant racism. Migrant justice breaks down stereotypes and advocates for a world where no one is "illegal".

In 2013, we saw a rush of action – and victories – on migrant justice in Canada. In direct response to youth calling for education on this issue, No One Is Illegal and Check Your Head have partnered to be able to offer a popular education workshop on migrant justice delivered for youth, by youth. Featuring arts-based activities, experiential learning from migrants and activists, and interactive histories, this workshop seeks to engage, activate, and empower young people by helping them to better understand immigration in Canada and by giving them the tools to break down anti-migrant racism and colonial stereotypes, resulting in safer schools and communities.

Learning Outcomes
  • To identify ways that media and dominant cultural references affect our understanding of how we view different communities within Canada.
  • To understand concepts like “immigrant”, “Indigenous’, and “Canadians” and the history of immigration in Canada.
  • To understand the root causes of immigration in their local and global dimensions.
  • To build a toolkit of ways to discuss these issues with friends and to respond to stereotypes when we encounter them.
  • To think about ways to make our schools safer and accessible for migrant students.


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We are a generation that believes, now more than ever, that it is critical to connect across boundaries and celebrate the diversity of our cultures, beliefs and sexual identities. We need to create thoughtful and engaging events to learn from our differing experiences of class, race, and gender. We’re striving for unity, but it can be difficult in the absence of education and awareness of our family histories and the history of Canada’s First Nations people. We’re trying to unlearn systemic discrimination in order to create a more inclusive metro Vancouver. - 2013 Youth Vital Signs Report Card

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