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From group recognition to labour market insertion:civil society and Canada’s changing immigrantsettlement regime

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Acheson, Nicholas (2012) From group recognition to labour market insertion:civil society and Canada’s changing immigrantsettlement regime. British Journal of Canadian Studies, 25 (2). pp. 231-251. [Journal article]

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URL: http://www.canadian-studies.info/index.php/bjcs/298-bjcs-2

DOI: 10.3828

Abstract

Canada has the second highest rate of immigration in the world and retains a very high rate of conversion of new immigrants into citizens. But naturalization rates are now beginning to fall at a time when the Federal government approach both to the operation of multicultural policies and to the funding of civil society has been subject to a profound restructuring of welfare institutions that has downplayed group claims to civic entitlements and emphasised the insertion of immigrants into the labour market. This article draws on documentary evidence and interviews with Chief Executives of immigrant serving organizations in an Ontario city to show how these changes have affected the role of civil society in immigrant settlement. It argues that the Canadian case provides strong support for the view that the impact of civil society on immigrant political integration is governed by opportunities and constraints in the political environment in which it operates.

Item Type:Journal article
Faculties and Schools:Faculty of Social Sciences
Faculty of Social Sciences > School of Criminology, Politics and Social Policy
Research Institutes and Groups:Institute for Research in Social Sciences
Institute for Research in Social Sciences > Social Work & Social Policy
ID Code:23515
Deposited By:Dr Nicholas Acheson
Deposited On:08 Oct 2012 11:03
Last Modified:08 Oct 2012 11:03

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