Spotlight: Jamaica


Jamaica is an island country located in the Caribbean Sea, with the development of the island being heavily influenced by the European nations that have conquered it over the course of its history and had significant economic interest in this nation.

Jamaica is the largest Caribbean island, and is renowned for its beautiful landscape and laidback atmosphere, both of which have helped it grow into a desirable vacation destination. This is also helped by English being the official language of the country, making it more accessible to many tourists around the world.

However, despite the rise of the tourism industry fueling economic growth, poverty is still a reality for many residents of Jamaica. Faced with tough economic circumstances, Jamaicans have found opportunities to work as seasonal migrant laborers in Canada. Like the migrant workers from many areas of the world, those that come from Jamaica do so for an opportunity to better the circumstances for themselves and their families.