Portuguese came to Canada for numerous of reasons. The first reason is for political factors such as the increase of fascism in Portugal. Secondly, for the economical factors such as “relocating for work such as whaling and fishing, and later farming, textile, and leather factory work” (Morrison & James, 2009). The intriguing aspect about Portuguese families immigrating to Canada is that most of the husbands immigrated firstly into Canada before their wives. The reason being why they immigrated to Canada before their wives was to help start a life in Canada for their own family. Towards the 1950’s and 1...
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...tated that the Portuguese ethnicity students have definitely increased (Higgs, 1990). This comes to conclude that even though Portuguese people had a hard time when they first got to Canada, stuff have definitely changed now a days as they are living the life they imagined they would once they would leave Portugal.
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