Migration Conversations

Immigration Bureaucracy & Postwar Policymaking

Episode Summary

Meet Jennifer Elrick, professor in the Department of Sociology at McGill University. Author of Making Middle-Class Multiculturalism: Immigration Bureaucrats and Policymaking in Postwar Canada, we talk about how bureaucrats in the federal government drove policy making in the area of immigration through their review of who is admissible to Canada in individual decision-making. A fascinating look at how Canada's immigration system was built in the administrative arm and how perceptions of race, skillsets and family are reflected in policy.