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# Where Do New Canadians Come From?

## INTRODUCTION

Each year many people from around the world choose Canada as their new home. These people come to Canada from countries all around the world. Many move to cities in one of our 10 provinces.

You have been asked to write an article for your local newspaper about new Canadians in a city near you. Your editor has asked you to tell the readers where these new Canadians have come from and which city they choose to live in. Your article should tell readers how many people come from each area of the world (e.g. Asia, Europe) to live in that city. Also give some examples of countries in those areas of the world.

## THE PROCESS

1. Choose a city near you to use for your article.
2. To find out the total number of people who came from each area of the world to your city, visit Immigrant Population: Statistics Canada Data. Click on “Population and Demography,” then, under Population Estimates and Projections, click on “Immigrant population by birth place, by census metropolitan area.” Now select your city of choice from the list on the left hand side of the screen.
3. Use the table from the website and the Where Do New Canadians Come From? worksheet given to help you organize your information.
4. To complete Part 2 of the worksheet, go to www.atlas.gc.ca. You will be able to use this online atlas to find countries that are in each of the listed regions. Click on “Reference Maps” and select International. Try to list at least 4-5 countries in each region.
6. Choose a title for your article.

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## ASSESSMENT

 Level 1 Level 2 Level 3 Level 4 Problem Solving   (Make a Plan) I did not have a plan to help me find information to put in my article. I had a partial plan to help me find information to put in my article. I had an appropriate plan to help me find information to put in my article. I had a thorough plan to help me find information to put in my article. Application of Procedures: Addition and Subtraction I made major errors and/or omissions when adding and subtracting up to 4-digit numbers. I made several errors and/or omissions when adding and subtracting up to 4-digit numbers. I made only a few minor errors and/or omissions when adding and subtracting up to 4-digit numbers. I made almost no errors when adding and subtracting up to 4-digit numbers. Communication My explanations were incomplete or inaccurate. I used very few math words, numbers and diagrams. I gave partial explanations. I used simple words, numbers and diagrams. I gave complete, clear and logical explanations. I used appropriate math words, numbers and diagrams. I gave thorough, complete and insightful explanations. I used a range of math words, numbers and diagrams.