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Immigrants from Haiti and El Salvador are among the top applicants accepted through the Canadian merit-based point immigration system. Two Haitian refugees in Montreal last December. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes

Québec’s Trump-like Immigration Policies Contradict Canada’s Welcoming Image

Sociology PhD student, Carlo Charles, writes on Quebec’s immigration policy.

Mar 07, 2019

The essay, titled “Québec’s Trump-like Immigration Policies Contradict Canada’s Welcoming Image,” discusses the recent decision by the Canadian government to halt deportations to Haiti and Venezuela, as a measure to safeguard vulnerable individuals. However, as Québec’s new government took office last year, their provincial immigration policies have favoured European and French citizens, and make renewing temporary work permits difficult. Charles argues that the Québec strategy creates a hostile climate for Haitian immigrants there. Read the full essay in The Conversation.