Assignment Reflection Questions
- What are three things you have learned from your assignment?
I myself didn't learn that much from this assignment. Most of the information and data that I placed into my assignment was information I have learned before. The little things that I learned was where my father attended university or where my mother worked before reaching Florida or maybe the fact that my grandparents travelled all through Europe. I might not have learned much from my assignment but I learned a lot about others. Their family history and their journey to Ottawa. I think it was a great assignment to learn more about your family and to get to know others better.
- Why would someone want to settle in Canada? Give three reasons and explain your answers.
There are many reasons why someone would be looking into settling in Canada. One reason is that they’re escaping a war zone or an unstable area. They think it’s unsafe to live there for themselves or their family and want to live in a more peaceful area. Another reason can be for your occupation, a better opportunity to find a job or a better job financially. Finally, larger country. A larger country can settle into many different categories. Larger community, more things to do or even better schools for your children. These reasons are why I think people would want to settle in Canada.
- What would three obstacles be for someone new to Canada? Explain how they could overcome these obstacles.
For someone who has just arrived in Canada from an outside country there would be some obstacles as they’re settling. Language barrier is the main obstacle that people have been interacting with. As they are new to the country the may not speak English. With this, it will be very difficult to find a job or for children to attend school. A solution that may be thought of is language school for themselves and their family. The language school will teach them the necessary parts in the language to help them.
Another obstacle someone might face is finding a job. For someone new into the city and may not speak the language, it's difficult to be employed as people in the 21st century in Canada are looking for English and French speakers who have attended a University they are familiar with. A solution that most people are doing now is attending school. They are attending school to get the credentials they need to become employed as the people are looking for any opportunities to take.
Access to transportation can be essential in that it will make access to education and employment far easier. The driver’s licence may not be recognized in your new country and once again language barrier can make understanding or even finding useful local public transit services a hard task. The good news is that in most major cities transport companies often provide multilingual information services and timetables. It's a good start!