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On Canada Day a look at People-to-People Connections in Canada-Philippine Relations
Category: Commentary

On Canada Day a look at People-to-People Connections in Canada-Philippine Relations

Since the 1960s when Filipinos started arriving in Canada in large numbers, they had managed to become seamlessly integrated in Canadian mainstream society. In fact, in 2012 when Canada Census revealed that Tagalog (the Philippine national language) was the fastest growing non-official language in Canada, it was news to most Canadians.

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The Filipino Family in Canada
Category: Culture

The Filipino Family in Canada

Facts about the Traditional Filipino Family

  • Equalitarian between husband and wife
  • Authoritarian – whether patriarchal or matriarchal, adults rule
  • Extended – includes all relatives of the father and mother
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Progress of Filipino Businesses in Canada – from accidental to seasoned entrepreneurs
Category: Business

Progress of Filipino Businesses in Canada – from accidental to seasoned entrepreneurs

Most Filipino entrepreneurs in Canada did not immigrate specifically to engage in business. In the 2006 survey in connection with our study of Filipinos in Canada, only 2.7 percent of 514 respondents had business experience before arriving in Canada. Many of the early Filipino businessmen then started out as “accidental entrepreneurs”.

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Young Canadian Filipinos create individual identities
Category: Commentary

Young Canadian Filipinos create individual identities

Among Filipinos in Canada today, there are two distinct groups that will eventually become the face of Canadian Filipinos of the future: Filipinos who arrived young in Canada with their immigrant parents and grew up here (1.5 generation), and those who were born and raised in Canada to Filipino parents (second generation).

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