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    Emigrants, immigrants or migrants

    Dear teachers

    In the headline "Life of Hong Kong emigrants in Canada" of the YouTube video below, should it be “emigrants” or “immigrants” or “migrants”, if I am talking about Hong Kong people going to Canada?


    Life of Hong Kong emigrants in Canada (01/1993) - 2/2 - YouTube


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    Re: Emigrants, immigrants or migrants

    Quote Originally Posted by patran View Post
    Dear teachers

    In the headline "Life of Hong Kong emigrants in Canada" of the YouTube video below, should it be “emigrants” or “immigrants” or “migrants”, if I am talking about Hong Kong people going to Canada?


    Life of Hong Kong emigrants in Canada (01/1993) - 2/2 - YouTube


    Regards

    Anthony
    It could be any of those. Concerning people who migrate from Hong Kong to Canada, if you are in Hong Kong, they are emigrants from Hong Kong (Hong Kong emigrants) and emigrants to Canada. If you're in Canada, they are immigrants from Hong Kong, and immigrants to Canada.
    As long as you know where they came from and where they went, the actual word doesn't matter; it just depends on perspective.
    Last edited by Raymott; 21-Jun-2013 at 05:33.

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