Beyond the romanticized image of newcomers arriving as a huddled mass at Halifax's Pier 21, understanding the reality and complexity of immigration today requires an expert guide. In this book, the intricacies of immigration get the attention they deserve with analysis of all aspects, including admission policies, the refugee processing system, the temporary foreign worker program, and the emergence of transnational identities. Given the unprecedented number of federal policy reforms of the past decade, such a roadmap is essential. By thoroughly capturing the politics, patterns, and paradoxes of contemporary migration, Immigration Canada rethinks the thorny issues and reframes the key debates.
Augie Fleras is an adjunct professor of sociology at the University of Waterloo. He has authored twenty-five books, including The Media Gaze: Representations of Diversities in Canada (UBC Press, 2011).