• Triadafilos Triadafilopoulos
  • Craig D. Smith
Part of the Immigrants and Minorities, Politics and Policy book series (IMPP)


Immigration policy is never simply about meeting labor market needs or otherwise satisfying economic requirements. While economic priorities are often the central drivers of policy, immigration—indeed, international migration of any kind—is always also about claims to membership in a political community


Labor Market Skilled Worker Labor Migration Immigration Policy Point System 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Political ScienceUniversity of Toronto ScarboroughTorontoCanada
  2. 2.Department of Political ScienceUniversity of TorontoTorontoCanada

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