Province Building and the Federalization of Immigration in Canada

By Mireille Paquet

© 2019

Most accounts of the provincial role in Canadian immigration focus on the experience of Quebec. In Province Building and the Federalization of Immigration in Canada, Mireille Paquet shows that, between 1990 and 2010, all ten provinces became closely involved in immigrant selection and integration. This considerable change to the Canadian model of immigration governance corresponds to a broader process of federalization of immigration, by which both orders of government became active in the management of immigration. While Canada maintains its overall positive approach to newcomers, the provinces developed, and continue to develop, their own formal immigration strategies and implement various selections and integration policies.

This book argues that the process of federalization is largely the result of provincial mobilization. In each province, mobilization occurred through a modern iteration of province building, this time focused on immigrants as resources for provincial economies and societies. Advocating for a province-centred analysis of federalism, Province Building and the Federalization of Immigration in Canada provides key lessons to understanding the contemporary governance of immigration in Canada.

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  • Page Count: 246 pages
  • Dimensions: 6.3in x 0.9in x 9.3in
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Province Building and the Federalization of Immigration in Canada is the first comprehensive study of the process by which all Canadian provinces have become involved in immigrant selection and integration starting in the 1990s.

Province Building and the Federalization of Immigration in Canada

By Mireille Paquet

© 2019

Most accounts of the provincial role in Canadian immigration focus on the experience of Quebec. In Province Building and the Federalization of Immigration in Canada, Mireille Paquet shows that, between 1990 and 2010, all ten provinces became closely involved in immigrant selection and integration. This considerable change to the Canadian model of immigration governance corresponds to a broader process of federalization of immigration, by which both orders of government became active in the management of immigration. While Canada maintains its overall positive approach to newcomers, the provinces developed, and continue to develop, their own formal immigration strategies and implement various selections and integration policies.

This book argues that the process of federalization is largely the result of provincial mobilization. In each province, mobilization occurred through a modern iteration of province building, this time focused on immigrants as resources for provincial economies and societies. Advocating for a province-centred analysis of federalism, Province Building and the Federalization of Immigration in Canada provides key lessons to understanding the contemporary governance of immigration in Canada.

Continue Reading Read Less

Product Details

  • World Rights
  • Page Count: 246 pages
  • Dimensions: 6.3in x 0.9in x 9.3in
  • Reviews

    "Province Building and the Federalization of Immigration in Canada is an invaluable contribution to the fields of Canadian and Quebec public policy as well as to studies of federalism and immigration. This is truly a pioneering study, both for the subject itself and for its methodological ambitions."


    Guy Laforest, Executive Director, École nationale d’administration publique

    "Displaying a thorough comprehension of work on provincial policy and Canadian federalism, Province-Building and the Federalization of Immigration in Canada includes informative theoretical sections, solid methodological reflections, and reviews of the current literature on immigration policy."


    Peter Graefe, Department of Political Science, McMaster University
  • Author Information

    Mireille Paquet is an associate professor in the Department of Political Science at Concordia University.
  • Table of contents

    Dedication
    Acknowledgements
    List of Acronyms

    Introduction
    Chapter 1: Provinces, Immigration, and Institutional Change
    Chapter 2: Quebec and Manitoba: Province Building Centred on Immigration
    Chapter 3: Ontario and British Columbia: Expansion and Contraction
    Chapter 4: Alberta and Saskatchewan: Immigrants as "Natural Resources"
    Chapter 5: Atlantic Canada: Immigration for the Survival of Provincial Societies
    Chapter 6: The Future of the "Canadian Model"

    Appendix: An approach comparing provincial policies and programs
    Bibliography
    Index

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