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Secondary V • 1yr.

Why do they call newcomers to Canada "immigrants", when we ourselves have immigrated to Canada

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    Explanation from Alloprof

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    Team Alloprof • 1yr.


    The word “immigrant” designates a person who arrives in a new country. When Europeans came to America, the land was not yet divided into countries. The Europeans who settled here were therefore called settlers and not immigrants.

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