The Immigration Act, 1967 introduced the points system and removed race as valid grounds for immigration discrimination. For the first time ever, the Chinese had the same immigration rights as all other groups. The new system awarded points based on language skills, employability, and family connections in Canada. As a result of this new policy, the demographics of Canada's immigrant population changed substantially over the next few decades, as more people arrived from Africa, the Caribbean, the Middle East and Asia.
Growth and recognition: 1967–2011
Lily Chow's first winter in Canada, Prince George, British Columbia, 1967. Courtesy of Lily Chow.
The Immigration Act, 1967 (October 1967)
Family Reunifications and Illegal Immigration: