Spring 2020 - POL 351 D100

Immigration, Integration, and Public Policy in Canada (4)

Class Number: 9040

Delivery Method: In Person


  • Course Times + Location:

    We 9:30 AM – 1:20 PM
    SECB 1012, Burnaby

  • Exam Times + Location:

    Apr 24, 2020
    3:30 PM – 6:30 PM
    AQ 3154, Burnaby

  • Prerequisites:

    Six lower division units in political science or permission of the department.



Explores the governance challenges related to immigration and integration in Canada using a public policy approach. The course deals with topics concerning immigrant selection (including immigration categories, temporary/permanent Immigration, intergovernmental agreements, etc.) and focuses on immigrant's integration into society (such as nation-building strategies, integration Indicators and discrimination). Students who have taken Selected Topics course POL 359 with this topic may not take this course for further credit.


Historically Canada has been associated with migration and portrayed as a ‘welcoming land of immigrants.’ However, a closer look at the Canadian national imaginary reveals the persisting patterns of exclusion and selective modes of inclusion. This course explores the governance challenges related to immigration and integration in Canada mainly using a public policy approach.


  • Class Participation 10%
  • Group Oral Presentation 20%
  • Guest Speaker's Memo 5%
  • Midterm Exam 30%
  • Final Exam 35%



Fleras, Augie. Immigration Canada: Evolving Realities and Emerging Challenges in a Postnational World, , UBC Press, 2015.

ISBN: 9780774826808

 In addition to the textbook, assigned readings are available through the class Canvas page for each group presentation. Additional readings may be assigned from time to time.

Department Undergraduate Notes:

The Department of Political Science strictly enforces a policy on plagiarism.
For details, see http://www.sfu.ca/politics/undergraduate/program/related_links.html and click on “Plagiarism and Intellectual Dishonesty” .

Registrar Notes:

SFU’s Academic Integrity web site http://www.sfu.ca/students/academicintegrity.html is filled with information on what is meant by academic dishonesty, where you can find resources to help with your studies and the consequences of cheating.  Check out the site for more information and videos that help explain the issues in plain English.

Each student is responsible for his or her conduct as it affects the University community.  Academic dishonesty, in whatever form, is ultimately destructive of the values of the University. Furthermore, it is unfair and discouraging to the majority of students who pursue their studies honestly. Scholarly integrity is required of all members of the University. http://www.sfu.ca/policies/gazette/student/s10-01.html