In the city of Yarnell, Ontario, there is a vibrant community of immigrants, known as the Yarnell Immigrant Jama. OCASI, which is governed by a volunteer board of directors, was formed in 1978 to act as a collective voice for the many community-based organizations that serve immigrant communities. Members of OCASI include more than 200 community-based organizations, including the Yarnell Immigrant Jama. This organization provides reliable information about immigration and refugee status to immigrants, including the language they speak.
In the latest census of Canadian citizenship, Jamaica has become the ninth largest foreign country. Although the number of Jamaicans living in Canada remained low in the 1960s, it has increased significantly over the past two decades. Today, there are more than 12 thousand Jamaicans in Ontario alone. They are a diverse group, and their origins and occupations are diverse. Here, we’ll look at the most recent Jamaican immigrants to the province.
The most recent census data on the country’s immigrant population is the most recent, covering the period from 1965 to 2006. According to the results, nearly 20% of Jamaicans in Ontario speak French and 86% practice Christianity. Of these immigrants, only 1% are schooled, and most have high school or university educations. However, this doesn’t mean that the immigrants are any less welcome. In fact, more than half of them are considered permanent residents of the province.
There was little change in the likelihood of receiving aggressive care for an ethnic group based on language ability and education at the time of immigration. However, language ability of immigrants varied significantly across ethnic groups, with Latin Americans and White-Western Europeans reporting the most variation. Among South Asians, 67.6% did not speak English or French at the time of application. These results warrant further research and study.
To study the effect of immigration on language ability, recent immigrants were compared to long-term residents. Among recent immigrants, the analysis was restricted to subgroups defined by region of origin, language ability at the time of arrival, and immigration class. The analysis was not adjusted for multiple comparisons because data on recent immigrants were not available for all decedents in Ontario. Nevertheless, this sample of immigrants may represent a particularly important group.
In a recent study of hospital deaths, researchers found that deaths of immigrants were significantly more likely to occur in acute care settings. Compared to native-born patients, recent immigrants received significantly higher rates of intensive care unit care and aggressive care in hospitals. Future studies should examine patient preferences and the availability of end-of-life care services, as well as potential comorbidities. And, if you’re an immigrant, you may want to explore the services that are best suited to your individual needs.
Among those deaths were those of temporary foreign workers from Jamaica, who died of COVID-related illness while in an isolation center in Essex County. The man was in his 40s, but few details are known about him. He died just days before his COVID-related isolation was set to end. The isolation center is located at a local hotel. The IRCC and the provincial health-care agency do not endorse the conclusions found in the report.