Originally Indo-Canadian settlement was predominately male; large numbers of women and children began arriving in the 1940s.
Around that time the Indo-Canadians were given the right to vote, and therefore they began to enter British Columbia political life.
More people of diverse ethno-cultural origins and spiritual world views are dating and marrying.
They’re lured together by eros, the fascination of the unknown and the ideal of a colour-blind world.
Nationally, the document shows that the refusal rate on spousal applications from all countries had been around 14 per cent from 2008 to 2011, but jumped to 17 per cent in 2012 when there were a little over 4,500 applications.
The author also delves into the implications to Canada’s immigration system of sex-selection abortions, citing statistics showing that there are 940 females for every 1,000 males in India due to the preference for having male children.
Canadian adults of East Indian origin are much less likely than other adults to live alone.
OTTAWA — More than a third of the applications to bring new spouses to Canada from India may involve bogus marriages, according to internal government documents made public on Tuesday.“Marriages of convenience” in India “have become a threat to the integrity of Canada’s immigration program,” states the 2013 report from the Canada Border Services Agency’s enforcement and intelligence operations directorate.
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Supporters of inter-marriage maintain it’s time to transcend old ethnic, cultural and religious barriers.
They feel the tide toward mixed relationships is good and inexorable.
Applications involving Indian nationals engaged in phoney marriages “are constantly evolving and creatively testing the bounds of the Canadian immigration system.”The report, which cited statistics up to 2012, said it is “presumed” that there is a link between organized crime and the arrangement of phoney marriages.
The broader problem of marriage fraud primarily involves applicants from 10 to 15 countries.