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Targeting skills during the global financial crisis, 2007–13
Gendered winners and losers?
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Chapter 6 demonstrates that over time, Canadian policy-makers have adopted many of the methods of bureaucratic control developed in Australia during earlier periods, leading to less gender-aware policies in the permanent skilled immigration field in Canada. There has also been a growing bifurcation of “his” and “her” occupational modes of entry within skilled immigration programmes in both countries. Activists are also increasingly blocked from engagement in policy processes, due to the bureaucratic nature of such reforms.

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