Europeans in Canada: Mobility, Emigration, and What CETA Has to Do with It
Citizens of the European Union have been the most mobile stream of newcomers in Canada. While the number of those applying for permanent residency stayed largely the same over the last two decades, inclusign during the crisis, the mobility for temporary stay nearly tripled. Europeans are more and more interested in coming to Canada. After the elections of 2015 and US electiosn in 2016, Canada has become the top choice for emigration (for shorter or longer periods) from the EU. At the same time, some EU nationalities seem to be prioritised in the Canadian immigration policy.
In this presentation, Agnieszka Weinar will consider the tools enhancing mobility between Canada and the EU and present the main entry points and trajectories of integration for Europeans in Canada. She will also analyse the impact of the Canada-European Union Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) on the future mobility patterns between the two entities. During the presentation, we will be screening a short documentary on European emigrants in Canada.
*Presentation and documentary in English. Discussion n French and English.
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Agnieszka Weinar has a Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of Warsaw, where she also was a research fellow (Centre for Migration Research) and Assistant Professor (American Studies Center). Before joining the Observatory of Migration East of Europe (CARIM-EAST) she was a Visiting Fellow at the Robert Schuman Centre of Advanced Studies in Florence and a Visiting Researcher at the University of Kent Brussels School of International Relations. In 2007-2010 she worked at the European Commission DG HOME (JLS) as a policy officer responsible for external dimension of EU migration policy. Today, she is an Adjunct Research Professor at the Institute of European, Russian and Eurasian Studies (EURUS) at Carleton University, Ottawa.
Her research has focused on international dimension of migration policy and more specifically on Europeanization of migration policies in the context of enlargement. Her current research interests address external aspects of EU migration policy and include questions of Europeanization in the EU neighbourhood, global human capital flows, labour migration to the EU, emigration from the EU, return migration, as well as migration and development agenda.