Event Date: December 2, 2011 - 9:00 am to 5:30 pm Location: Social Sciences Building, 120 Universi
Presented by CIPS and the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs.
Free. In English. Observers welcome; registration not required. For more information, please contact [email protected].
In 2008, for the first time in the history of Canadian immigration, the number of temporary migrant workers admitted in Canada was higher than the number of admitted permanent residents applying under other categories of migration, such as family reunification. Whereas immigration to Canada has historically emphasized attracting high-skilled and educated migrants, the newest, expanded programs are now designed to attract low-skilled migrants from developing countries to work in Canada on a temporary basis. The worry is that the increasing Canadian reliance on temporary foreign labour migrants, who hail from developing nations, is producing two tiers of immigrants; those who are desirable as citizens and those who are not.
During this workshop, participants will be invited to critically assess the present implementation and operationalization of those temporary foreign labour migration programs in Canada, in particular, the Seasonal Agricultural Workers’ Program, the Live-in Caregiver Program, the Low Skilled Pilot Project, and some Provincial and Territorial Nominee Programs.