Book Talk: Making Middle-Class Multiculturalism: Immigration Bureaucrats and Policymaking in Postwar Canada

Tuesday, Oct 12, 2021 | 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm

Canadian Studies presents:

Book Talk: Making Middle-Class Multiculturalism: Immigration Bureaucrats and Policymaking in Postwar Canada

October 12 | 12:30 pm | Online | RSVP here

In the 1950s and 1960s, immigration bureaucrats played an important yet unacknowledged role in transforming Canada’s immigration policy. Their perceptions and judgements about the admissibility of individuals — in socioeconomic, racial, and moral terms — influenced the creation of formal admissions criteria for skilled workers and family immigrants that continue to shape immigration to Canada. Migration expert Jennifer Elrick (McGill University) will discuss insights gained from her forthcoming book on the topic.

Canadian Studies is pleased to announce our events schedule for the Fall 2021 semester. To address ongoing health concerns, all Fall events will be held virtually or in a hybrid in-person/virtual format using Zoom conferencing. Please note that campus policy requires all participants to have a Zoom account to join meetingsAll times posted are Pacific. Event details are subject to change.

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