Analysis of the South Asian Immigrant Connection of Pakistan and Sri Lanka The Canadian Immigrant Act of 1976 and the Sri Lankan Civil War of 1983 as Important Events that Influence Canada’s Business and Cultural Diversity This study will analyze the important events of the Canadian Immigration Act of 1976 and the Sri Lankan Civil War of 1983 as a catalyst for mass immigration of the Tamil Sri Lankan and also Pakistani immigration. The Immigration Act of 1976 allowed a massive influx of Pakistani citizens seeking, education, jobs, and business, in major cities throughout the country. This type of legislative event created a way for many Pakistanis to realize their dreams of owning a business in the west. The Sri Lankan Civil War of 1983...The end:
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