HIS312H1 Lecture 17: The Liberalization of Canadian Immigration Policies, 1960s and Beyond

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Lecture 17: the liberalization of canadian immigration policies, 1960s and beyond. Sponsorship: too many unskilled workers, not enough skilled ones. Two essay question (choice out of 6 questions) Significant numbers of immigrants in the postwar yrs. Canada didn"t get enough skilled immigrants needed for the economy. 1967, introduction of the point system for immigration. Solved the issue of not enough skilled immigrants and the issue of racial preference. In the late 1950s, over supply of unskilled immigrants coming to canada. And looking to work in industry for the first time, but may not have had the skills. This dichotomy was because of the sponsorship system. As landed immigrants, citizens could all sponsor relatives. For every italian that came to canada, 49 others were sponsored. Acute in 1958-1959, as a short recession occurred, growing unemployment of unskilled workers. Which put a lid on the number of relatives able to be sponsored. But he still was highly unpopular in immigrant circles www. notesolution. com.

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