Canada Might Need to Get Off Its Immigration High-Horse

Terhas Ghebretecle and Talha Sadiq  Against a backdrop of growing anti-immigrant sentiment around the world, Canada is often portrayed as a model for the successful integration of immigrants. But rising inequality and austerity have changed the context for immigrant settlement in Canada. On February 16, Professor Daniyal Zuberi, RBC Chair and Associate Professor at the…

Minority Report

Nalisha Asgarali  Minority groups globally are considering their changing place in mainstream society as headlines and social media feeds are overwhelmed with highly contested viewpoints about them. The Muslim Question in Canada: A Story of Segmented Integration, Professor Abdie Kazemipur’s latest book on Muslim immigration and integration in Canada, seeks to shed light on the minority question….

Shaking up Complacency: The Immigration Debate

Milica Uzelac In the past year, one report named Canada the best country in the world according to millennials, while another named it the second best country in the world overall. While these rankings are impressive, Joseph Carens, a political science professor at the University of Toronto, presented a captivating lecture on January 11, 2017,…

New Government, New Review: The Temporary Foreign Worker Program

Alyssa Wali The temporary foreign worker program (TFWP) has been a fixture in Canadian immigration policy since 1973. The program was created to fill vacant employment positions throughout Canada, although it initially was limited to allowing only foreign agricultural workers and live-in caregivers entry to Canada. However, the program has been expanded to allow low-skilled…