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dc.contributor.supervisor Lutfiyya, Zana (Educational Administration, Foundations and Psychology) en
dc.contributor.author Singh, Sabena
dc.date.accessioned 2010-09-21T19:48:16Z
dc.date.available 2010-09-21T19:48:16Z
dc.date.issued 2010-09-21T19:48:16Z
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1993/4211
dc.description.abstract Canada's immigration policy is based on the notion that increased levels of immigration will bring economic prosperity to the nation and its citizens. However, some immigrants and refugees face a number of challenges in finding adequate employment which has contributed to their living in low socio-economic conditions. Using a document analysis, I investigated the structural and historical contexts and the accountability mechanisms of Canada’s immigration policy under the lens of critical political studies theory and critical race theory to gain some insight as to what some of the dynamics are which could account for the discrepancy between the expected economic outcomes and the actual experiences of new Canadians. I learned that the policy is driven by hegemonic economic forces. From this perspective, I have concluded that immigration is a policy tool used to support the nation’s economic policy resulting in settlement and integration practices favouring the industry that immigration has created rather than the interests and needs of immigrants. en
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dc.language.iso en_US
dc.subject adult education en
dc.subject critical political studies en
dc.subject critical race theory en
dc.subject equality en
dc.subject immigration en
dc.subject immigration policy en
dc.subject settlement en
dc.subject integration en
dc.subject policy making en
dc.subject sustainable livelihoods en
dc.title The influence of Canada’s immigration program on the sustainable livelihoods of immigrants and refugees en
dc.degree.discipline Educational Administration, Foundations and Psychology en
dc.contributor.examiningcommittee Wiens, John (Educational Administration, Foundations and Psychology) Li, Yi (Curriculum, Teaching and Learning) en
dc.degree.level Master of Education (M.Ed.) en
dc.description.note October 2010 en


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