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Points of entry : how Canada's immigration officers decide who gets in / Vic Satzewich.

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Location: Fennell STACKS JV7233 .S28 2015
Barcode: 30731101220261
Status: Available

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780774830249
  • ISBN: 0774830247
  • ISBN: 9780774830256
  • ISBN: 0774830255
  • ISBN: 0774830271
  • ISBN: 9780774830270
  • ISBN: 9780774830263
  • ISBN: 0774830263
  • Physical Description: xii, 291 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Publisher: Vancouver ; UBC Press, [2015]

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 259-275) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
1. Stated and Hidden Agendas -- 2. Delegated Discretion -- 3. Immigration Policy -- 4. Visa Offices and Officers -- 5. Approval and Refusal Rates -- 6. Spousal and Partner Sponsorships -- 7. Federal Skilled Workers -- 8. Visitor Visas -- 9. The Interview.
Summary, etc.:
A renowned sociologist gains unprecedented access to Canadian immigration offices and reveals how visa officers determine who gets in to Canada - and who stays out. Every year, over 1.3 million people apply to visit, work, or settle in Canada and discover that their future rests in visa officers' hands. How do these officers decide who gets in? Seeking answers to this question, Vic Satzewich gained access to eleven overseas visa offices, revealing immigration officers in action as they determine credibility and risk. Contrary to popular opinion, individual bias rarely enters into their decisions. Instead, a combination of experience, organizational culture, and accumulated local knowledge shapes their decision to issue a visa or dig deeper into some people's stories and histories.
Subject: Canada. Citizenship and Immigration Canada.
Canada. Citizenship and Immigration Canada > Rules and practice.
Canada. Citizenship and Immigration Canada > Decision making.
Canada > Emigration and immigration > Government policy.
Emigration and immigration law > Canada.
Canada > Emigration and immigration.
Canada. Citoyenneté et immigration Canada.
Canada. Citoyenneté et immigration Canada > Règlements et procédure
Canada. Citoyenneté et immigration Canada > Prise de décision
Canada > Émigration et immigration > Politique gouvernementale
Canada > Émigration et immigration