Factors Intensifying Sikhism in Canada. Introduction Canada’s adoption of a federal policy of Multiculturalism in the 1980s is often linked with the rise of South Asian religious expression and institutions. However, the Canadian Sikh community has enjoyed religious expression of every kind since long before the 1980s. Sikhs appeared in British Columbia (BC) in small numbers in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, most of them sojourners. In 1907, of 5,000 people of Indian origin in Canada, a full 98% were Sikhs, most of them veterans of the British Indian Army. (Brar 2006) Canadian law, like that of other British colonies and ex-colonies, very much limited Asian immigration so that until the 1940s, few Sikhs were given...The end:
.....ckled successfully. Finally, the values promoting Sikh adaptability and prosperity happen to be those respected by Canadians of longer standing. Works Cited Brar, Sandeep Singh. “A Century of Struggle & Success – the Sikh Canadian Experience.” (November 13, 2006). Retrieve from http://www.sikhs.org on November 20, 2010. Connor, Phillip. “Immigrant Religiosity in Canada – Multiple Trajectories.” Journal of International Migration & Integration. 10. (2009): 159-175. Johnston, Hugh. “Sikhs in Canada.” Encyclopedia of Diasporas. III. New York: Springer, 2005, pp. 1075-1083. Judge, Paramjit S. “Social Construction of an Identity in a Multicultural State – Sikhs in Canada.” Economic & Political Weekly. 38. (2003): 1725-1731.