Canadian Foreign Policy in the Labour Market: Democratic or Not? Canada’s immigration policy, which is part of its foreign policy, is known as one of the most liberal in the world. With a labour shortage in the Canadian employment sector (Cranford and Ladd), Canada’s government has taken advantage of this immigration policy to welcome international workers and new citizens to the country. At the same time according to Cranford and Ladd, as well as Vosko, these immigrants have faced serious challenges in beginning their working life in Canada. These challenges are especially great for immigrant women. Both of the articles reviewed in this paper address this issue, and determine different ways of making Canadian policy more democratic for...The end:
.....d with a plan that brings workers here only to severely limit their opportunities for a good life. This is neither democratic nor equitable. Both Vosko’s plan for policy change at the federal level, and the ideas of Cranford and Ladd to help immigrants feel like they are part of the solution, seem needed in order to democratize the labour market in Canada over the long run. References Cranford, C. and Ladd, D. "Community unionism: organising for fair employment in Canada." Just Labor 3 (2003): 46-59. Vosko, Leah F. Rethinking Feminization: Gendered Precariousness in the Canadian Labour Market and the Crisis in Social Reproduction. Monograph prepared for the Annual Robart’s Lecture. Toronto: John P. Robarts Centre for Canadian Studies, 2002.