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Points of prejudice: education-based discrimination in Canada's immigration system

Tannock, Stuart 2011. Points of prejudice: education-based discrimination in Canada's immigration system. Antipode 43 (4) , pp. 1330-1356. 10.1111/j.1467-8330.2010.00864.x

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Education and skill are increasingly used by states around the world as a central organizing principle in the regulation of migration flows. Immigration theorists have often claimed that use of education and skill to determine “who should get in” to a country is non-discriminatory, innocent and legitimate. Using the example of Canadian immigration policy, this article argues in contrast that skill-based migration regimes are discriminatory, violate core principles of public education provision, unjustly create second-class tiers of immigrants officially classified as “low skilled” in receiving countries, and contribute to a growing problem of “brain drain” of the highly skilled from sending countries worldwide.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Social Sciences (Includes Criminology and Education)
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
ISSN: 0066-4812
Last Modified: 19 Mar 2016 23:54

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