Spring 2021 - POL 351 F100

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

Class Number: 4890

Delivery Method: Remote


  • Course Times + Location:

    Th 8:30 AM – 9:20 AM

  • Exam Times + Location:

    Apr 19, 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.


Ce cours propose l’étude des enjeux reliés à l’immigration et à l’intégration au Canada dans l’optique de l’analyse des politiques publiques et de la gouvernance multi-niveaux. Il s’intéresse aux politiques menées par les trois gouvernements (fédéral, provincial, municipal) et au rôle des nombreux autres acteurs impliqués dans ces domaines (immigrant(e)s, associations, entreprises, universités, consultant(e)s en immigration, etc.). Un des objectifs principaux du cours est de donner la possibilité à l’étudiant(e) de faire des liens analytiques entre les histoires individuelles des immigrant(e)s et les politiques publiques. La première partie du cours traite de sujets reliés à la sélection des immigrants, les changements dans les flux migratoires, l’immigration temporaire et permanente, la migration forcée, le rôle des différents gouvernements et des accords intergouvernementaux. La seconde partie du cours s’intéresse à l’intégration des immigrants. Les modèles d’intégration, les stratégies de construction nationale, les différents domaines et indicateurs de l’intégration (économique, politique, socioculturel) ainsi que les problématiques de racisme et de discrimination font partie des sujets abordés.


  • Participation 15%
  • Travaux √©crits 50%
  • Examen final 35%



Les textes obligatoires sont mis en ligne sur le site Canvas du cours.

Department Undergraduate Notes:

The Department of Political Science strictly enforces a policy on plagiarism.

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


Teaching at SFU in spring 2021 will be conducted primarily through remote methods. There will be in-person course components in a few exceptional cases where this is fundamental to the educational goals of the course. Such course components will be clearly identified at registration, as will course components that will be “live” (synchronous) vs. at your own pace (asynchronous). Enrollment acknowledges that remote study may entail different modes of learning, interaction with your instructor, and ways of getting feedback on your work than may be the case for in-person classes. To ensure you can access all course materials, we recommend you have access to a computer with a microphone and camera, and the internet. In some cases your instructor may use Zoom or other means requiring a camera and microphone to invigilate exams. If proctoring software will be used, this will be confirmed in the first week of class.

Students with hidden or visible disabilities who believe they may need class or exam accommodations, including in the current context of remote learning, are encouraged to register with the SFU Centre for Accessible Learning (caladmin@sfu.ca or 778-782-3112).