GGR100H1 Lecture Notes - Time In Canada

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5 Dec 2012
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Immigration: people arriving in a country: emigration: people leaving a country, migration, push and pull factors, push: things pushing people towards immigration and, pull: things pulling people to a certain country leaving their country. Current trends in immigration/emigration from less developed to developed: wealth/development gap. Immigration policy: gets more selective and restrictive over time. In canada, we select upon age and pick from younger age groups, second is occupation, third is education, fourth is language skills- those that can contribute in the labour force. Immigration as population redistribution, impact on country of origin and country of destination issues: population redistribution: doesn"t work based on the way we are selecting immigrants. Reaction/opposition to immigration: cultural issues, employment competition: idea that immigrants come in and take jobs from native born citizens and it is used to drive opposition to immigration, costs to society- health care, education, etc.

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