Mandarin anyone?

I’ve said before, one of the things I love about Canada is its embrace of diversity. I like how so many cultures coexist for the most part in peace!
I like that people migrating to Canada retain some of their identity and share their customs and culture with others, but ultimately they become Canadian.
One thing I’m just not sure about… I went to my local drug store and all of the aisles are now sign posted in Chinese! I was a little shocked but thought nothing major about it. Then I went to a big box store and same thing, all signs were now in Chinese!
Now I don’t know much about Chinese but I do know not everyone speaks Cantonese or Mandarin. How did they decide which language to put the signs in?
Also I have an English friend who is trying to migrate here and even though he was born in England and his first language is English, he has to obtain a language proficiency test for his application.
Why would the Chinese immigrants need signs in Chinese if they had to pass language proficiency?
It’s all a bit odd to me.
Canada already has two official languages…  I’m watching to see if they add a third..


About yorkshiremummy

Born and Raised in Yorkshire, Now at Large in North America. Working Wife and Mum of 2. Occasionally sarcastic, Often inappropriate, but always real! Having snorkeled with sharks in the Maldives, ridden an Elephant in Sri Lanka, swum in an underground river in Mexico and played with Lion cubs in South Africa, currently enjoying the crazy adventure of motherhood!
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