Canadian Immigration Policy

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Canadian Immigration Policy: An Analysis of the Formation of Transnational Families in Regulation 117(9)(d), Excluded Family Members of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Regulations (IRPR) (450)Introduction: This Canadian policy study will define the negative formation of “transnational families” in the context of Canadian immigrant regulations that prevent families of immigrants from reuniting in the country. More specifically, it is the policy of family division that is formed in Regulation 117(9)(d), Excluded Family Members that define the legal codes of policy action in Canada’s Immigration and Refugee Protection Regulations (IRPR). In this policy, the immigrant that initially applies for immigrant status in Canada must have their …show more content…

Regulation 117 can presents the ironclad resistance to family unity, which would places a barrier between the individual and his family. More so, it can limit the productivity and social integration of the workers as an effective member of workforce. In this manner, Regulation 117 is major barrier to the productivity of “skill workers” that enter Canada, but cannot bring their families with them to live in the country. In this manner, the exploiatio0n of “skilled workers” seems to be a greater priority than preserving the integrity of the immigrant’s family unit in terms of ethical and moral aspects of regulation 117 in the …show more content…

This aspect of immigrant policy in Canada is directly related to the underlying motive to allow “skilled laborers” into the country, which has a major effect on the Canadian economy. The economy provides an important “stepping stone” for encouraging migration to Canada, which can only be hennaed by allowing the immigrant’s family members to join him or her at a later time if they choose to do so. This would modify Regulation 117 to allow posthumous applications of family members to join their relatives in Canada as a form of economic incentive for greater social and psychological stability of the immigrant worker. This aspect of the transnational family would slowly become obsolete, especially in the context of improving Canada’s overall labor markets and productivity. In addition to family unity as a human rights, the Canadian government can utilize a more objective view of the immigrant labor markets as a vehicle to reunify immigrant families in the country. These are important resolutions to the problem of Regulation 117 that can devolve the negative impact of the transnational family under the

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