Race, Class, Gender and the Making of Difference: The Social Organization of "Migrant Workers" in Canada

  • Nandita Rani Sharma Ontario Institute for Studies in Education at the University of Toronto
Keywords: Migrant labor, Citizenship, Immigration


By investigating the effects of Canada's Non-Immigrant Employment Authorization Program on the "migrant workers" it recruits, this paper argues that concepts of "citizenship" and citizens rights organize social and legal practices that determine - and legitimize - who is entitled to certain "rights" and protections within the space controlled by national states and who is excluded.