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Impression et sauvegarde

Livre

About Canada: Immigration

Date

2015

Auteurs

Nupur Gogia et Bonnie Slade

Résumé

Many Canadians believe that immigrants steal jobs away from qualified Canadians, abuse the healthcare system and refuse to participate in Canadian culture. In About Canada: Immigration, Gogia and Slade challenge these myths with a thorough investigation of 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.

Number of pages

143

Lieu de publication

Nova Scotia, Canada

Éditeur

Frenwood Pulishing

Mots-clés

immigration

Secteurs économiques

General relevance - all sectors

Types de contenu

Policy analysis, Cas d’abus documentés, Statistics on work and life conditions, Current Policy, Past policies et Numbers of migrant workers

Groupes cibles

Législateurs, Sensibilisation du public, Chercheurs et ONG/groupes communautaires/réseaux de solidarité

Pertinence géographique

Canada, Ontario, Alberta, Manitoba, Quebec, Colombie-Britannique, Autres provinces, Fédéral, Nouvelle-Écosse et National relevance

Sphères d’activité

Études culturelles et ethniques, Économie, Géographie, Droit et Travail social

Langues

Anglais