The deck below, presented at the recent October 2015 Canadian Ethnic Studies Association conference, provides an overview of the policy and operational changes and the resulting decline in the naturalization rate using CIC operational statistics, and how these have affected different groups. It also provides policy recommendations to the new government similar to my earlier post, Citizenship: Getting the Balance Right.

Citizenship Canadian Ethnic Studies 24 Oct 2015

Andrew Griffith
Andrew Griffith is the author of ‚ÄúBecause it‚Äôs 2015‚Ķ‚ÄĚ Implementing Diversity and Inclusion, Multiculturalism in Canada: Evidence and Anecdote and Policy Arrogance or Innocent Bias: Resetting Citizenship and¬†Multiculturalism and is a regular media commentator and blogger (Multiculturalism Meanderings). He is the former director general for Citizenship and Multiculturalism, has worked for a variety of government departments in Canada and abroad, and is a fellow of the Environics Institute.

You are welcome to republish this Policy Options article online or in print periodicals, under a Creative Commons/No Derivatives licence.

Creative Commons License