During the century which has elapsed since Confederation, a continuing feature of Canadian law has been the extensive use made of subordinate legislation and administrative powers to control the flow of immigrants. As well as being few and far between,3 successive Immigration Acts have included broad regulation-making authority, which has permitted the implemention and adjustment of governmental policy without the necessity of statutory amendment. To obtain a realistic picture of contemporary Canadian immigration law it is, therefore, necessary to examine a considerable array of regulations, whose practical significance frequently outweighs that of the legislation itself
"A Synopsis of Canadian Immigration Law,"
Syracuse Journal of International Law and Commerce:
1, Article 4.
Available at: http://surface.syr.edu/jilc/vol3/iss1/4