"Welcome to Canada" analysis

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May 2014
Summary: 

In 2013, Citizenship and Immigration Canada published a new guide for newcomers, “Welcome to Canada: What You Should Know”. Given the guide’s role in introducing Canada to arriving immigrants and refugees, it is important that it represent the country fairly. A brief analysis of the text and images in the guide raises some concerns about the representation of Indigenous Peoples, gender, LGBT communities, among other issues.