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Distributed for University of British Columbia Press

Immigration Canada

Evolving Realities and Emerging Challenges in a Postnational World

Distributed for University of British Columbia Press

Immigration Canada

Evolving Realities and Emerging Challenges in a Postnational World

Beyond the romanticized image of newcomers arriving as a “huddled mass” at Halifax’s Pier 21, understanding the reality and complexity of immigration today requires an expert guide. In this book, the intricacies of immigration get the attention they deserve with analysis of all aspects, including admission policies, the refugee processing system, the temporary foreign worker program, and the emergence of transnational identities. Given the unprecedented number of federal policy reforms of the past decade, such a roadmap is essential. By thoroughly capturing the politics, patterns, and paradoxes of contemporary migration, Immigration Canada rethinks the thorny issues and reframes the key debates.

544 pages


Table of Contents

Preface

Part 1: Reappraising Migration

1 Twenty-First-Century Migration: Canada in the New Global Reality

2 Global Migration, International Migrants: Patterns, Perspectives, Paradoxes

Part 2: Immigration Canada

3 Who Got In? Who Gets In? Continuity and Change in Canada’s Immigration Program

4 Recalibrating Canada’s Immigration Program: Customizing Immigrants, Commodifying Migrant Labour

5 Canada’s Refugee Status Determination Process: Controversies, Challenges, Changes

6 American Exceptionalism: Contesting Immigration, Confounding Immigrants

Part 3: Experiencing Immigration, Immigrant Experiences

7 Assessing Immigration: Costs and Benefits, Impacts and Effects, Perceptions and Realities

8 Immigrant Experiences: The Good, the Bad, and the Hopeful

9 Integrating Immigrants: Inclusive Multiculturalism as Immigrant Governance

Part 4: Repositioning Immigrant Governance – Negotiating a New Global Migration Order

10 Rethinking Immigrant Governance: The Challenges of Complex Diversity

11 Customizing Citizenship: Recalibrating Identity and Belonging in a Postnational Canada

12 Rethinking Immigration, Reframing Immigrants: Evolving Realities, Emerging Challenges, Shifting Discourses

Notes

References

Index

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