Fall/Winter Timetable

POL490H1S L0101

Graduate Course Code: POL2102H1S L0101

Topics in Canadian Politics I

Immigration and Multiculturalism in Canada


Nearly 20% of Canada’s population was born outside the borders of this country. The effects of international mobility and settlement are evident in nearly every aspect of our lives, including our commerce, entertainment and politics. This course focuses on immigration and multiculturalism and its implications for Canada. We will look first at the normative foundations underpinning Canada’s approach to migration and diversity and their critiques. Next, we will examine the components and outcomes of various aspects of the policy framework, including official multiculturalism, skilled and temporary migration, immigrant integration, and Canadian citizenship. Finally, we will look at the effect of immigration and multiculturalism on other domains, including identity and culture, electoral politics and security. Above all, students will acquire a theoretical, empirical and applied understanding of immigration and multiculturalism in Canada.



Format and Requirements

One two-hour seminar per week. Course requirements will include a term paper, seminar participation and presentation.


POL214Y1 or POL214Y5 or POLB50Y3 or POL224Y1 and 1.0 other POL credit in Canadian Politics. See Department's website for POL courses by area group: http://politics.utoronto.ca/undergraduate/courses/fallwinter-timetable/