Beginning with the 2012 amendments to Canada’s IRPA, the Canadian Minister of Immigration now has a new legislative mandate. This mandate enables this individual to institute new immigration initiatives to accommodate the introduction of a new flagship-class of immigration pilot programs. The end goal is for these programs to be able to assist the Canadian federal government when it comes to addressing the essential workforce and business priorities throughout the nation.

These steps are all evidence of recourse to multilateral action, whatever the rhetorical agitation about the unilateral exercise of national sovereign power. At a time when economic globalization has profoundly transformed states and the inter-state system, can we continue to think of immigration as if it were a dynamic independent of other fields? Additionally, skills in the areas of research, marketing, finance, communication, and technology are all assets for people who are looking to settle in Canada.

Remember, capitalism has imposed its claims on nation-states, which have responded by producing new forms of legal immigration. The rationale behind the pilot programs is self-evident. As an illustration, these pilot immigration programs will enable the government to introduce new immigration laws without having to resort to the totality of the democratic process, which comes with proposing immigration laws before the Canadian parliament.

A study of the stages of this process makes it possible to specify at what point the Canadian government must confront its problems in the world of immigration. Also, we need to consider how the federal government will resolve these issues as quickly as possible. Thus, the pilot programs bypass, when necessary, the restrictions on freedom of movement imposed by Canada’s full set of immigration laws.