Canada is providing as an example for Scandinavian nations coping with the difficulties of growing immigration and ethnic diversity as a wave of “Scandimania” sweeps the globe.
Scandinavia has long been held up as an example for other nations.
The widespread perception that Denmark, Norway, and Sweden have successfully balanced private capitalism and economic progress with governmental involvement and social equality is the source of the region’s fascination with the rest of the world.
Foreign observers have also recognized a correlation between Scandinavia’s social wellbeing and economic efficiency. Consistently high ranks in global competitiveness and happiness indices serve as evidence of this.A bearded Viking wearing a horned helmet was on The Economist’s front cover a few years ago, with the heading The Next Supermodel.
The general consensus is that Scandinavia offers the rest of the globe many lessons.
Canada has paid a lot of attention to the Nordic model. Academics, journalists, politicians, and non-governmental organization executives frequently mention Scandinavian solutions to domestic and international problems.
On many issues, the globe and Canada have looked to Scandinavia. In addition to international humanitarianism and conflict resolution, these include gender equality, coalition governments, voter turnout, proportional representation, voting rights, energy and environmental policies, welfare provisions, and health care delivery plans.But, the relationship has taken a sharp turn when it comes to immigration and integration policy. Scandinavia is the policy borrower, and Canada is the policy lender.
As immigrants with little experience, Denmark, Norway, and Sweden have looked elsewhere for ideas and fresh approaches. Also, there is a fervent interest in the immigration and integration policy paradigm used in Canada.
From the early 2000s, the Canadian model has actually had a big impact on the Nordic reform movement.
Particularly, Canada’s pro-immigrant stance has helped to change people’s perspectives on labor immigration in Denmark, Norway, and Sweden.