Immigrant-Based Labour in the Canadian Media Introduction In the last two decades, Canada has experienced a growth of diversity in culture, language, and religion due to the largest influx of immigrants in the world on a yearly basis (Jacobs). 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, as noted by 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. Part of...The end:
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