Bill C-24, the Strengthening Canadian Citizenship Act is an enactment that amends Canada’s Citizenship Act. It was introduced in February 2014 and became law on June 20th, 2014. This new law changes the core aspects of Canadian citizenship as Chris Alexander, the current Minister of Citizenship and Immigration Canada, announced that citizenship is not a right but a privilege. Bill C-24 redefines the meaning of a Canadian and introduces negative impact to Canadians and applicants. In this paper, I will compare and contrast the former Citizenship Act with the current.
Donkor, M. (2004). Calculated Kindness: Global Restructuring, Immigration, And Settlement in Canada (pp. 45-60) (R. Folson, Ed.). Halifax, N.S.: Fernwood Pub. In this nonfiction novel based off the writers’ experiences/research, Donkor demonstrated how the education of immigrants focuses on the participation of language skills. From this scholarly writing, Donkor exhibits that the Canadian education system relies on having the ability to communicate properly through a common language; English. This author had studied the gender—analysis framework of terminology and how immigrants training programs were produced and introduced to the people.
(PowerPoint slide 4) One of the ways, structural power is demonstrated in Canada is through it Immigrant Point System. Since 2006, the government has pursued reforms to “focus Canada’s immigration system on fuelling economic prosperity” and to place “a high priority on finding people who have the skills and experience required to meet Canada’s economic needs.” (Notice) On paper
For migrants, family reunification and spousal sponsorship is fundamental to successfully building this legacy; unification of grandparents, spouses, and children are both important emotional and financial support, but also important pieces of a migrant’s culture and heritage. As such, family unification supports multiculturalism and is “a strategy for migrant integration, rather than isolation” (Reitz, 2012). In his article “Canada’s Immigration System Is No Kinder than America’s”, Khan argues the mounting financial and systemic barriers to family reunification is grounded in the increased immigration opportunity via the Temporary Foreign Worker program and subsequent reduction of Family or Economic (high skilled work) opportunities, as TFW programs do not permit spousal sponsorship or family reunification in Canada. “[Spousal reunification] only accounted for 28 per cent of migrants” in the 2017 year (Khan, 2017), and this is not just a benign consequence of the TFW program; Canada has implemented a series of bureaucratic hurdles such as the Case Processing Center, the Case Intake Office, and Case Processing Pilot whose primary purpose is to review, exclude and discourage family sponsorship and reunification in the Economic and Refugee classes (Satzewich, 2014). In his article “The Distinctiveness of Canadian Immigration Experience”
To also improve the access that immigrants have to services and resources in Canada, “language training and integration programmes are provided by governments free of charge” (Banting, Kymlicka, 2013; 588). Furthermore, the multiculturalism policy allows for the increased tolerance, inclusivity and sense of belonging for Immigrants entering Canada,
Canada accepts 250,000 immigrants every year, coming from more than 200 countries. Canada has the highest per capita immigration in the world three times higher than The United States, which makes Canada one of the most multiculturalist countries in the world. Immigration is a process where people come to a foreign country to settle permanently. Changes in immigration policy have always been a very essential part in shaping the Canadian history and the present. These changes in immigration policies resulted in the anti-racism, retrenchment and the post war economic
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
Immigration has been and will continue to happen all around the world. There are so many reasons for people who come from different countries and ethnicities to move from country to country. The reasons why these people immigrate is either they are simply forced to, due to violence and hostility or that they are in search of a better life for them, and or their family etc. Canada being rated number one in quality of life has been a goal for people wanting to immigrate. The Immigration and Refugee Protection Act ( IRPA) was established by the Canadian government in the year 2002.
According to the research, more than 1,300,000 immigrants live in America each year. Due to maximized population in America, if the immigration process was cut down strictly, some of the legal immigrants would not gain enough rights. The ones who do not treat illegal immigrants right, judges them “why can’t they just immigrate to other countries?” Many immigrants choose to immigrate to America because U.S. leads for better goals, and is better to live peacefully in the “American Dream” [Stephen Harper]. America is being affected the most with immigration issues.
In the open forum “Fixing the Immigration Problem.” Edward P. Lazear gives a few propositions about how to fix the United States immigration and also explains why immigration is a problem in the United States. He states that the cause of the problem is “our pattern of immigration,” which he believes makes things called “immigrant enclaves.” He supports this by saying that when many immigrants come from the same place, they create their own group that still holds the culture from where they came from and when this happens the immigrants tend to not learn English.
Immigration is predicted to play a substantial role for labor force and population growth in Canada by the year 2031 (Statistics Canada, 2010). Already small and medium size towns and cities are facing a lot of pressure to attract immigrant women and men for the purpose of countering the aging population (Buchlaschuk & Wilkinson, 2011).With the current figures showing a slight decline in the number of immigrant women who settle within the three largest metropolis of Canada, immigration of women is becoming an issue of concern for the medium and even small cities in Canada (Bucklaschuk, & Wilkinson, 2011). One of the major challenges faced by these cities is how to undertake the retention and integration of these new immigrant women, a concern
Life Changing Positions Immigration can be a controversial topic that many governments are feuding over today. As politicians argue, the real battle occurs as each individual immigrant determines how they will approach their new country. Immigrants must choose if they will assimilate to the new countries values, languages and traditions or maintain their home country’s customs. In the article, “Two Ways To Belong In America,” the author, Bharati Mukherjee, contrasts her and her sister Mira’s experiences along with millions of other American immigrants as they face betrayal, racism, and hardship.
The improvement of the rights of the Canadian Immigrants Canada, as one of the biggest immigration countries, welcomes people from all over the the world and forms a representative multicultural atmosphere in today’s society. Over these few decays, the country has always been consummating the laws to provide immigrants equal rights and freedoms, and better treatments they could receive. However, Canadian immigration laws were not unprejudiced and it eventually caused a “legal discrimination” before 1976. The legal rights of the immigrant groups have improved significantly because of the demands of developing the country, the influences of the wars, and the globalization of the world. Since 1880s, more immigrants and foreigners came to Canada because of the railway construction project.