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Canada: As immigration booms, ethnic enclaves swell and segregate

posted Mar 18, 2012, 11:47 AM by Milorad Borota   [ updated Mar 18, 2012, 11:48 AM ]
Tristin Hopper  Feb 11, 2012 – 4:31 PM ET | Last Updated: Feb 14, 2012 11:35 AM ET National Post (blog)

More than 600 newcomers per day have arrived in Canada since 2006, and many of them have settled in neighbourhoods like Richmond, B.C. The once-quiet farming community on the south end of Vancouver is now home to North America’s second-largest Asian community — and Canada’s densest proportion of foreign-born residents. The city’s strip malls are a haven for dim sum. Richmond’s roads are replete with white delivery vans emblazoned with Chinese characters and massive 150-store Asian-friendly malls seemingly plucked right from downtown Shanghai.

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