Fall 2021 - POL 351 D100
Immigration, Integration, and Public Policy in Canada (4)
Class Number: 3864
Delivery Method: In Person
Course Times + Location:
Tu 2:30 PM – 5:20 PM
HCC 1600, Vancouver
Exam Times + Location:
Dec 20, 2021
11:59 PM – 11:59 PM
TAKE HOME-EXAM, 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.
As a country with a very diverse population, immigration and the integration of immigrants have always captured the interest of Canadians. This seminar explores the various governance challenges related to immigration and integration in Canada using a specific lens: a public policy approach. The first section of the course asks the question “Who gets in?” and deals with the selection of immigrants. It also deals with changes in migratory lows, immigration categories and temporary/permanent immigration. The second section of the course focuses on the actors involved in the governance of immigration. Focusing on public policies designed and implemented by the federal, provincial, and municipal governments, the course deals with the roles of multiple actors involved in these sectors, including NGOs, enterprises, consultants, public servants and elected officials. The third section of the course concentrates on integration processes, such as models of integration, citizenship, political integration and socio-economic integration, as well as anti-immigrant attitudes, racism and discrimination.
- Participation 10%
- Written Assignments 50%
- Exams 40%
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