Mariia Burtseva, Graduate student, the State Institution “The Institute of the World History of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine”, Kyiv, Ukraine
The immigration had played an important role in the whole Canadian history. In the middle of the 1970s, the Canadian immigration policy made a turning point from discrimination to liberal principles in politics towards the newcomers. These years were marked by the most crucial changes, for the Immigration Act was passed in 1976. Moreover, this document was one of the most significant Acts in the history of Canadian immigration policy, as far as it played a key role in building up of the new liberal strategy in Canadian immigration.
Therefore, this study is focused on the development of Canadian immigration legislation from 1974 to 1978. This article provides an overview of the main preconditions for the adoption of the Immigration Act in 1976, and early visible results of the beginning period of New Era of domestic politics and immigration policy in Canada. The present research investigates the immigration regulations of this period; in particular, it concentrates on the Immigration Act 1976. In addition, this paper examines some statistical data collected by the Canada Employment and Immigration Commission. This information shows the changes of the movement of the newcomers to Canada in the first years of the implementation of the new immigration policy.
Canada, Immigration Policy, Immigration Act 1976, Immigration Legislation, Refugees, Liberalization, Discrimination
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