Navigating Francophone Immigration in Canada: Understanding, Collaboration, and Integration


Navigating Francophone Immigration in Canada: Understanding, Collaboration, and Integration

Date: March 8, 2024 Key Topics: uMetropolis Course

This course sets out to understand the impact that the intersection of immigration and diversity have on understandings of what it means to be Francophone across Canada. The increased diversity within the Francophonie Canadienne due to immigration, and the array of states from which migrants are immigrating to Canada from, are discussed. An understanding as to how intergovernmental, interorganizational, and intercommunal collaborations are necessary to operate an immigration system that simultaneously addresses the needs of the state, francophone communities and enterprises, and how integrating immigrants will be achieved.

Upon completion of the course, learners will be able to:

  • Understand and be able to incorporate knowledge of the historical, legal, and social contexts/constructs from which Canadian immigration policy towards francophones has evolved and continues to develop, and incorporate it into professional lives
  • Recall the correlation between francophone immigration and the vitality of francophone minority communities across Canada, and how a mosaic of understandings of diversity and what it means to be Francophone are driving the evolution of the Francophonie Canadienne
  • Describe how the success of Francophone immigration to Canada will rely on  collaboration between numerous levels of governance, francophone canadienne communities, immigrant voices, and settlement organizations.

Course outline:

  • Lesson 1: History of immigration to and from French-speaking communities
  • Lesson 2 - Francophone immigration legislative framework
  • Lesson 3: Francophone communities today and the role of immigration
  • Lesson 4: Invisible Francophones
  • Lesson 5: Francophone immigration to Canada: La Francophonie, minority communities and the role of IRCC
  • Lesson 6: Research on the subject: history and today

$100.00 CAD

This course sets out to understand the impact that the intersection of immigration and diversity have on understandings of what it means to be Francophone across Canada. The increased diversity within the Francophonie Canadienne due to immigration, and the array of states from which migrants are immigrating to Canada from, are discussed. An understanding as to how intergovernmental, interorganizational, and intercommunal collaborations are necessary to operate an immigration system that simultaneously addresses the needs of the state, francophone communities and enterprises, and how integrating immigrants will be achieved.

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