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Immigration

Author: Nupur Gogia; Bonnie Slade
Publisher: Halifax, NS : Fernwood Pub., ©2011.
Series: About Canada (Black Point, N.S.), 5.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book investigates the realities of immigrating to Canada. Examining historical immigration policies, the authors note that these policies were always fundamentally racist, favouring whites unless hard labourers were needed. Although current policies are no longer explicitly racist, they do continue to favour certain kinds of applicants. Many recent immigrants to Canada are highly trained and educated  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Nupur Gogia; Bonnie Slade
ISBN: 9781552664070 1552664074 9781552664315 1552664317
OCLC Number: 695978719
Description: 144 pages ; 18 cm
Contents: Introduction --
Immigration: a critical analysis --
Evolution of immigration policy: learning about the past to understand the present --
Immigration policy and practices: the mechanics of migration --
Immigrants and the labour market: devaluation, frustration and downward mobility --
Reception party: the settlement process for immigrants --
Revolving door: temporary workers in Canada --
Under the surface: Canada's hidden labour force --
Coming to a better place? Not always a happy ending.
Series Title: About Canada (Black Point, N.S.), 5.
Responsibility: Nupur Gogia & Bonnie Slade.

Abstract:

This book investigates the realities of immigrating to Canada. Examining historical immigration policies, the authors note that these policies were always fundamentally racist, favouring whites unless hard labourers were needed. Although current policies are no longer explicitly racist, they do continue to favour certain kinds of applicants. Many recent immigrants to Canada are highly trained and educated professionals, and yet few of them, contrary to the myth, find work in their area of expertise. Despite the fact that these experts could contribute significantly to Canadian society, deeply ingrained racism, suspicion, and fear keep immigrants out of these jobs. On the other hand, Canada also requires construction workers, nannies, and agricultural workers - but few immigrants who do this work qualify for citizenship. About Canada : immigration argues that we need to move beyond the myths and build an immigration policy that meets the needs of Canadian society.

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