Analysis Of Stephen Castles The International Politics Of Forced Migration

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Stephen Castles makes a number of arguments in his article, The International Politics of Forced Migration, however I will be focusing on one. I will focus on his argument that policy makers have implemented policies that attract mainly high skilled workers, and are unwelcoming to unskilled workers and their families. I agree with the Canadian immigration policy which favors highly skilled workers and consider it an essential tool for maintaining Canada’s economic growth and prosperity. Further,…show more content…
Therefore, Canada needs to compete with other countries and make sure we get the highly skilled immigrants (Chase, 2012). In my view, the issue of highly skilled workers being forced by circumstances to work as unskilled workers in Canada is a pressing problem and once addressed will result in economic progress and greater need for unskilled workers and their families. In conclusion, the two issues related to Canada’s immigration policy related to skilled workers and unskilled workers are connected and I do not agree with Stephan Castles characterization of it as “either/ or ” scenario, in his argument. This course has a particular Canadian focus on the global context of which immigration takes place, racial relations and the causes and outcomes of immigration. Stephen Castles’ argument fits into the broader themes of the course because similar to the course, it gives a Canadian focus, and a focus on the outcomes of immigration. Specifically, this argument focuses on the outcomes of the migrants who come to Canada with a high level of education and work experience. I also mention how Canada is racist towards highly skilled minorities, regardless of their English speaking skills, which fits perfectly into the theme of “race relations” in the course. The issue of highly skilled workers
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