Canada has one of the largest immigration rates in the world, and it welcomes a large percentage of the world’s refugees. Did you know that one out of five Canadians were not born in Canada? And, all Canadians have ancestry that has roots in another cultural.
As newcomers come from their homelands and settle in Canada, they bring with them their unique heritage, language, traditions, religious beliefs, music, dance, art, holiday celebrations, cuisines and life perspectives all available to share. They add unique diversity, skills and dimension to our communities.
There are at least sixty different cultures represented here in Lethbridge alone. We are very fortunate to have opportunities to participate in a variety of cultural traditions in way of cultural festivals, language learning, and food just to name a few.
We invite you to learn more about the history of Canada starting with Indigenous groups and a very long history of immigration. Canada is proud to be a multicultural country and welcomes people from all over the world.