Canada's current immigration, refugee, citizenship and temporary migration polices facilitate the production and maintenance of multitude forms of temporariness. The designation of temporary and precarious status means limited rights, conditionality and increased risk of abuse and exploitation. It also shapes persons’ access to rights and services and their sense of belonging. The special section includes four original articles that employ a range of qualitative methods to delve into the issue of temporariness and its implications for migrants, Canadians, and the future of migration management in Canada. The authors call for repeals, amendments and the creation of innovative programmes that leads to pathways to permanent status. The contributions are intended to provide active, pointed, and practical recommendations that would eventually lead to an immigration programme that is efficient, secure, and complies with international human rights standards while eliminating instances of abuse and exploitation.
International Migration
Pauline Jewett Institute of Women's and Gender Studies

Hari, A, & Liew, J.C.Y. (Jamie Chai Yun). (2018). Introduction to Special Section on: Precarity, Illegality and Temporariness: Implications and Consequences of Canadian Migration Management. International Migration, 56(6), 169–175. doi:10.1111/imig.12523