Bertelsmann Stiftung (ed.)

Dr. Ulrike Wieland

Learning from Canada?

Useful Insights for Germany's Integration Policy

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13 pages, PDF


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Migration-driven diversity in Germany is growing. When discussing how to target a culturally diverse society that embraces immigration, both political leaders and representatives of civil society in Germany turn their attention to Canada. Dialogue and exchange between both nations offer an occasion to strengthen the partnership between these two democracies and mold diversity for the collective betterment of society. This policy brief begins with a concise overview of immigration in Canada, in both its historical and contemporary contexts. It then highlights certain aspects of Canadian integration policy, exploring them deeper with illustrative examples. Following this, it addresses the present challenges within Canada’s multicultural society. Finally, drawing insights from Canada’s experience, it presents viewpoints that can offer guidance for integration policy in Germany.  

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