Globalization and Immigration in Canada
An analysis of the impact of globalization in terms of the immigrant population of the Greater Toronto Area.
# 104771 | 2,208 words | 10 sources | MLA | 2008 |
Published on Jun 23, 2008 in Economics (International) , Canadian Studies (Immigration Issues) , Sociology (General) , Hot Topics (Immigration)
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This paper focuses on the impact of globalization upon the geography of population in urban and suburban Toronto, with specific reference to how it has transformed immigration to Canada and immigrant settlement in this region in particular. The thesis is argued that the impact of globalization and immigration in this regard has been mixed: on the one hand fostering economic growth and the creation of a multicultural society, while on the other increasing social and economic inequality leading to the concentration and segregation of immigrant populations within urban spaces. Beginning first with an outline of globalization and its relationship to immigration, the paper explores in greater detail the impact of these phenomena upon the local geographies of immigrant settlement in the urban and suburban areas of the Greater Toronto region.
From the Paper:"In this analysis, in order for Canada to meet the competitive demands of the globalized economy, it had to increase the number of immigrants for its labour force. Given the increasing prosperity of the traditional source countries in Europe, immigrants were increasingly drawn from non-traditional source countries in Asia, Africa and Latin America. The results of this are apparent in the increasing multicultural population of the city of Toronto. However, scholars have also noted how immigration has played a critical role in not only allowing the labour force to (re)produce itself generationally - in complementing the deficit from declining fertility levels - but also in introducing new skill sets and foreign capital to the economy. "
Sample of Sources Used:
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- Ellwood, Wayne. A No-Nonsense Guide to Globalization. Ontario: New Internationalist, 2001.
- Gindin, Sam. "Social Justice and Globalization: Are they Compatible?" Monthly Review 54.2 (2002).
- Li, Peter. The Making of Post-War Canada. Toronto: Oxford University Press, 1993.
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