Forces and Factors that Shape Canadian Immigration This paper explores what forces and factors shape Canadian immigration policy. In the interests of simplicity, the terms “factors” and “forces” will be used interchangeably; be that as it may, there is no question that outside and internal elements shape the nature of Canadian immigration policy in the sense that the generosity or non-generosity of the state is shaped by developments in other countries (wars, policies aimed at promoting better ties with other nations, or population fluctuations that might increase or decrease the number of desirable applicants for immigrant status) and by developments at home (population decline, labour market shortages, new policies that aim to reunite...The end:
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