Austrian Immigration to Canada: Selected Essays by Frank Szabo

By Frank Szabo

This number of 9 essays originated in a symposium on Austrian immigration to Canada held at Carleton college in may perhaps 1995. Held along side the bigger Austrian immigration to Canada study venture, initiated to mark the Austrian millennium in 1996, the convention introduced jointly eu and Canadian students from numerous disciplines. the whole diversity of immigrant and refugee event in Canada is addressed: tradition, politics, demographics, id, language, reminiscence, hassle and fulfillment.

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In other words, persons who wanted to identify themselves as Austrian had to use the "write-in" category to report their ethnic identification.

40. For Switzerland see Bovay, Le Canada et les Suisses, p. 105, based on Canadian figures; for Austria see Chmelar, Hb'hepunkte, 61-64. 41. Census 1931, vol. 1, pp. 1258-59, Table 81. 42. Wsevolod W. Isajiw, Ethnic Identity Retention (Research Paper No. 125, Centre for Urban and Community Studies, University of Toronto, 1981), p. 46. 43. Neil Bissoondath, Selling Illusions. The CultofMulticulturalism in Canada (Markham ON, 1994). 44. Raymond Breton, "Institutional Completeness of Ethnic Communities and the Personal Relations of Immigrants," American Journal of Sociology 70 (1964), 193-205.

Firstly, immigration statistics only give the yearly number of immigrants, but no data are collected on emigration. Thus, it is impossible to say show how many immigrants have returned to their home country or moved to the United States. 1 Census data are based on the number of permanent residents of Canada at the time the census was taken (a de jure census). Secondly, both data sources reflect political considerations and contemporary government priorities, as well as the geopolitical realities of the day and the state of (social) scientific thinking.

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