|Immigrants from India have been settling
in Canada since 1904. Since then, thousands have made Canada their new
home, bringing with them their talents and skills, and the hope of contributing
to their new country. Many have come directly from India; others migrated
to Canada after living in places such as Africa, Britain or the Caribbean-sometimes
You may be reading this profile because you are a volunteer in an organized HOST program. You may have Indian colleagues at work, or have Indian students at your school. Whatever your source of interest, this profile will help you understand something about India and the people who live there.
Indians moving to Canada will have many of the same questions you would have if you moved to a new city or country. They will want to know how to find work, what schools their children should attend, how to get around and what their new community is like. You can help your new friends settle by answering their questions. You'll also find that you have much to learn from them.
Although this profile provides insight into
some customs, it does not cover all facets of life. The customs described
may not apply in equal measure to all newcomers from India.