Effective Immigration Policy and Societal Transformation: The Benefits and Challenges of a Rapidly Growing Multicultural Population in Canada (77656)

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This paper presents the complex historical context and development of immigration policy in Canada and examines the rapid and profound changes and trends in Canadian society which are occurring due to new record levels of immigration. The benefits and challenges of a rapidly growing multicultural population and the evolving relation between immigration and national identity are examined. The continuing transformation of Canadian society through immigration and the impact of immigration on culture, education, business, politics, and international relations are addressed. Immigration policy and outcomes in Canada are compared and contrasted with immigration policies in other countries. The current Canadian immigration policy is highly effective at promoting economic growth and may be an appropriate model for other countries with rapidly ageing workforces and declining populations (Harrap, B., Hawthorne, L., Holland, M., McDonald, J. T., & Scott, A., 2022). As the populations of many countries continue to decline and record numbers of workers enter retirement, the population and workforce in Canada are growing at an accelerating annual rate due to unprecedented levels of immigration. Canadian economic growth, boosted by a steady influx of highly skilled immigrant workers, is currently stronger than that of many other advanced countries. Predictions are made regarding the future direction of immigration policy, diversity, and economic growth in Canada and in other advanced countries based on current and historical data and global trends.

Nathaniel Edwards, Yamaguchi National University, Japan

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Dr Nathaniel Edwards is a University Associate Professor/Senior Lecturer at Yamaguchi National University in Japan

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Last updated: 2023-02-23 23:45:00