Immigrant Settlement Policy in Canadian Municipalities

Immigrant Settlement Policy in Canadian Municipalities

by Erin Tolley, Robert Young


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Drawing on a great many in-depth interviews with government officials and front-line workers, contributors provide a comparative assessment of approaches to immigrant settlement in nineteen Canadian municipalities. This is complemented by a discussion of the federal government's role in this policy field, and by a comprehensive introduction and conclusion, which ground the book historically and thematically, synthesize its key findings, and provide recommendations for addressing the challenges related to intergovernmental cooperation, settlement service delivery, and overall immigrant outcomes. Individual chapters examine the mechanics of public policy-making but also tell a story about diverse and innovative approaches to immigrant settlement in Canada's towns and cities, about gaps and problems in the system, and about the ways in which governments and communities are working together to facilitate integration. Contributors include Zainab Amery (Carleton University), Caroline Andrew (University of Ottawa), Guy Chiasson (Université du Québec en Outaouais), Rodney Haddow (University of Toronto), Rachida Abdourhamane Hima (Government of Canada), Christine Hughes (Carleton University), Serena Kataoka (University of Victoria), Junichiro Koji (University of Ottawa), Warren Magnusson (University of Victoria), Daiva Stasiulis (Carleton University), Erin Tolley (Queen's University), and Robert Young (University of Western Ontario).

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780773538887
Publisher: McGill-Queens University Press
Publication date: 06/30/2011
Series: Fields of Governance: Policy Making in Canadian Municipalities Series , #1
Pages: 344
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Erin Tolley is a Trudeau Scholar and PhD candidate in Political Studies at Queen's University. Robert Young is professor of political science at the University of Western Ontario and Canada Research Chair in Multilevel Governance.

Table of Contents

Preface vii

1 Introduction: Who Invited Them to the Party? Federal-Municipal Relations in Immigrant Settlement Policy Erin Tolley 3

2 Federal Policies on Immigrant Settlement Caroline Andrew Rachida Abdourhamane Hima 49

3 From Government to Multilevel Governance of Immigrant Settlement in Ontario's City-Regions Daiva Stasiulis Christine Hughes Zainab Amery 73

4 Quebec Immigrant Settlement Policy and Municipalities: Fine-tuning a Provincial Template Guy Chiasson Junichiro Koji 148

5 Multilevel Governance and Immigration Policy in Nova Scotia Rodney Haddow 192

6 Immigrant Settlement Policy in British Columbia Serena Kataoka Warren Magnusson 241

7 Conclusion Robert Young 295

Contributors 321

Index 323

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