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Controversy and complexity [electronic resource] : Canadian immigration policy during the 1980s / Gerald E. Dirks.

By: Dirks, Gerald E, 1942-.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: Montreal [Que.] : McGill-Queen's University Press, c1995Description: 1 online resource (ix, 188 p.) : ill.ISBN: 0773512381; 9780773512382; 9780773565074 (electronic bk.); 0773565078 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): Canada -- Emigration and immigration -- Government policy | Canada -- �Emigration et immigration -- Politique gouvernementale | Einwanderungspolitik | Kanada | SOCIAL SCIENCE / Emigration & Immigration | Geschichte 1980-1990Genre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Controversy and complexity.DDC classification: 325.71 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
Pt. 1. The Immigration Phenomenon -- 1. Migration: Past and Present -- 2. The Emergence of an Immigration Tradition in Canada -- Pt. 2. The Philosophy and Content of Canadian Immigration Policy -- 3. Identifying Canada's Immigration Programs -- 4. The Annual Immigration Levels Exercise -- 5. Two Chronic Canadian Immigration Issues -- 6. Canada's Refugee Policy: A Conundrum -- 7. Determining Refugee Status within Canada -- 8. Federal-Provincial Relations in Immigration -- 9. Linking Immigration and Demography -- Pt. 3. The Impact of Structure and Bureaucracy on Policy Making and Implementation -- 10. The Structure of the Immigration Program -- 11. Managing Canada's Immigration Programs -- Appendix A: Immigrants and Refugees Granted Permanent Residence in Canada, January 1980-August 1990 -- Appendix B: Application Processing Times from Receipt to Final Disposition (days) -- Appendix C: Actual Arrivals (All Categories) versus Targets -- Appendix D: Immigration Program Organization Chart, 1983 -- Appendix E: Immigration Program Organization Chart, 1990 -- Appendix F: Ministers of Employment and Immigration, September 1976 -- November 1993.
Review: "Canada, high on the list of desirable destinations for many prospective immigrants, has received more than five million immigrants and refugees since the end of World War II. In this comprehensive overview of Canadian immigration policy Gerald Dirks describes the forces and factors that influenced the formulation and administration of immigration policy in the 1980s." "After describing the context that prompted the changes enacted in the present Immigration Act, Dirks turns to contemporary immigration: he examines such controversial and complex issues as establishing annual arrivals limits, setting and managing refugee policy, and developing regulatory procedures for handling applicants. Costs and benefits of a universal visa policy, the distinction between refugees and immigrants, the role of the provinces, and the relationship between immigration and demographic issues are considered in depth. Dirks pays particular attention to the structure of the organization that formulated and administered immigration policy during the 1980s. Bringing his study up to the present day, he concludes by focusing on 1993 amendments to the Immigration Act." "Throughout Dirks demonstrates that economic factors, while they had a major impact on immigration policy, have not always been the most important consideration. He convincingly argues that social and political factors, as well as structural, organizational and bureaucratic considerations, have had a pivotal impact on both the content and implementation of policy."--BOOK JACKET.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. [181]-184) and index.

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Pt. 1. The Immigration Phenomenon -- 1. Migration: Past and Present -- 2. The Emergence of an Immigration Tradition in Canada -- Pt. 2. The Philosophy and Content of Canadian Immigration Policy -- 3. Identifying Canada's Immigration Programs -- 4. The Annual Immigration Levels Exercise -- 5. Two Chronic Canadian Immigration Issues -- 6. Canada's Refugee Policy: A Conundrum -- 7. Determining Refugee Status within Canada -- 8. Federal-Provincial Relations in Immigration -- 9. Linking Immigration and Demography -- Pt. 3. The Impact of Structure and Bureaucracy on Policy Making and Implementation -- 10. The Structure of the Immigration Program -- 11. Managing Canada's Immigration Programs -- Appendix A: Immigrants and Refugees Granted Permanent Residence in Canada, January 1980-August 1990 -- Appendix B: Application Processing Times from Receipt to Final Disposition (days) -- Appendix C: Actual Arrivals (All Categories) versus Targets -- Appendix D: Immigration Program Organization Chart, 1983 -- Appendix E: Immigration Program Organization Chart, 1990 -- Appendix F: Ministers of Employment and Immigration, September 1976 -- November 1993.

"Canada, high on the list of desirable destinations for many prospective immigrants, has received more than five million immigrants and refugees since the end of World War II. In this comprehensive overview of Canadian immigration policy Gerald Dirks describes the forces and factors that influenced the formulation and administration of immigration policy in the 1980s." "After describing the context that prompted the changes enacted in the present Immigration Act, Dirks turns to contemporary immigration: he examines such controversial and complex issues as establishing annual arrivals limits, setting and managing refugee policy, and developing regulatory procedures for handling applicants. Costs and benefits of a universal visa policy, the distinction between refugees and immigrants, the role of the provinces, and the relationship between immigration and demographic issues are considered in depth. Dirks pays particular attention to the structure of the organization that formulated and administered immigration policy during the 1980s. Bringing his study up to the present day, he concludes by focusing on 1993 amendments to the Immigration Act." "Throughout Dirks demonstrates that economic factors, while they had a major impact on immigration policy, have not always been the most important consideration. He convincingly argues that social and political factors, as well as structural, organizational and bureaucratic considerations, have had a pivotal impact on both the content and implementation of policy."--BOOK JACKET.

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