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Loida and Johanna go to Flin Flon
Produced by: Karin Wells
Welcome to the small mining town of Flin Flon in Manitoba, Canada, founded in 1915 and swept by a wave of immigration a decade later with the arrival of the Canadian railway and miners from around the world. Eighty-five years later, the mine is mechanized. Wal-Mart has come to town. The wave of immigrants has been replaced by the arrival of the occasional foreigner. Now Flin Flon's immigrants are people the town desperately needs: doctors from South Africa, an accountant from Pakistan. This is the story of Loida and Johanna, two young Filipino nurses who come to Flin Flon. This program was produced by Karin Wells of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, and airs as part of our special international collaboration, Global Perspectives: Looking for Home.

Program Credits

Loida and Joanna go to Flin Flon was produced by Karin Wells of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. The audio engineer was Reynold Gonsalves and the executive producer was Karen Levine. This program originally aired as part of the Soundprint series Global Perspectives: Looking for Home.


Global Perspectives: Looking for Home
This edition of Global Perspectives, entitled 'Looking for Home' explores the theme of immigration and the impact of an ever-changing global landscape on people's lives.
This website provides answers to questions regarding The Acquisition Of Canadian Permanent Residence Under the Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program

Empire of Care: Nursing and Migration in Filipino American History
by: Catherine Choy, Catherine Ceniza Choy 2003
Catherine Ceniza Choy examines the relationship between the professionalization of nursing and the twentieth-century migration of Filipinos to the U.S. in this book.

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