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Economic Immigration in Canada – The pathways

WHAT IS ECONOMIC IMMIGRATION? The ability to contribute to Canada’s economy, whether as workers, investors or business owners, and entrepreneurs, is what distinguishes economic immigrants from other types of immigrants. Canada recognizes three other categories of immigrants and has policies to facilitate their admission: Immigrants sponsored by family: persons who are granted permanent resident status … Continue reading

Immigration Economic Impacts in Canada – What the evidence says overall

International studies of advanced economies often show an increase in immigration to be associated with a modest increase in GDP per capita. Research by the IMF suggests that “Immigration significantly increases GDP per capita in advanced economies.” A study of OECD countries found that increases in immigration lead to proportionate but smallincreases in GDP per capita. … Continue reading

Immigration in Canada – In charts

A wave of new Canadians is coming—and just in time. As our population gets older and birth rates decline we’ll face a range of challenges in supporting aging cohorts and sustaining growth. Increased immigration and better utilization of existing pools of talent can power the transition. RBC Economics explains why in 9 charts:   Chosen … Continue reading

 L’Immigration et la Main-d’œuvre au Canada – En 2020, environ 67 % travaillaient au Canada avant d’immigrer

Au cours des années 2010, les travailleurs immigrants ont été à l’origine de 84 % de la croissance de la population active totale et de 55 % de la croissance observée dans les emplois hautement spécialisés et moyennement spécialisés, et ils ont permis de contrebalancer la baisse enregistrée dans les emplois peu spécialisés parmi les travailleurs nés au Canada. Depuis 2010, … Continue reading

COVID and Immigration in US – Number of visas for legal permanent residence fell 48 percent

The COVID-19 pandemic both revealed the ways in which the lives of the U.S. born and immigrants are interconnected and exposed the country’s social and economic divides. As the health crisis disrupted the food supply chain and the economy overall, the public gained new awareness of the contributions of foreign-born workers. Even as immigrants working … Continue reading

Migrants workforce in Australia – To shape policy we need to understand the existing migration patterns

Migrant workers are crucial to Australia’s prosperity, yet the role they play in the jobs market is poorly understood. This guidebook helps fill that knowledge gap. This report notes that migration is increasingly important to Australia’s labour force. One in three workers in Australia were born overseas. One in five workers currently hold either a … Continue reading

Immigration in US – Statistics and trends

Need information about U.S. immigration trends or the makeup of the country’s immigrant population? This useful, stats-rich article answers the most common questions about the size, shape, and changing nature of the U.S. foreign-born population. It also offers data on immigration enforcement actions, backlogs, and other elements of the U.S. immigration system. Click on the … Continue reading

Labour Shortages and Immigration in UK – Too often attitudes seem decided by whether someone is generally for or against immigration

Can the shortages of workers reported by the UK’s food and drink sector be solved by making it easier to hire migrants? How will wages in these sectors change? And is there a conflict between short- and long-term fixes? Alan Manning sets out the trade-offs involved in answering these questions. There are pros and cons … Continue reading

Immigrants during Recessions in Canada – Entering the labour market during a recession may also result in “scarring” effects

The labour market outcomes of recently arrived immigrants are often more negatively affected during recessions than those of the Canadian born. Entering the labour market during a recession may also result in “scarring” effects for both immigrants and Canadian-born workers. But the severity and characteristics of recessions vary significantly and may affect the outcomes of … Continue reading

Immigration in US – Mounting backlogs

The Biden administration is seeking to overhaul the U.S. immigration system, expanding protections to hundreds of thousands of immigrants and embarking on a plan to restructure the asylum process at the U.S.-Mexico border. But ever-swelling backlogs in immigration applications and court hearings have slowed legal immigration, threatened to undermine the integrity of the system as … Continue reading

Newly Arrived Teachers in Sweden – The Fast Track programme to answer the shortage

In 2016, the government-funded Fast Track for Newly Arrived Teachers and Preschool Teachers programme was introduced in Sweden. The initiative stemmed from a shortage of teachers and preschool teachers alongside a relatively large number of educated and experienced teachers among newly arrived immigrants. This study uses both qualitative and quantitative data to present the participants’ … Continue reading

Aging and Immigration in Europe – In addition to their integration into the labor force, the human capital of migrants is thus also a major determinant of their economic impact

This paper provides a systematic, multidimensional demographic analysis of the degree to which negative economic consequences of population aging can be mitigated by changes in migration and labor-force participation. Using a microsimulation population projection model accounting for 13 individual characteristics including education and immigration-related variables, we built scenarios of future changes in labor-force participation, migration … Continue reading

Immigration in US – Key facts

Key facts about U.S. immigration Chosen excerpts by Job Market Monitor. Read the whole story @ Key facts about U.S. immigration policies and Biden’s proposed changes | Pew Research Center

Population Aging in Canada – Would need to settle 2.85 million new Canadians immediately

If Canada was to rely solely on immigration to address the impending labour force shortage, it would need to settle 2.85 million new Canadians immediately in order to return to the 2019 OAD ratio. And arrivals would need, on average, to exceed 1.7 million people annually over the next decade to maintain that OAD ratio. … Continue reading

Migrations Internationales en 2020 – Les flux d’immigration permanente dans les pays de l’OCDE ont baissé de plus de 30 %

Les flux d’immigration permanente dans les pays de l’OCDE ont baissé de plus de 30 % en 2020, pour s’établir à environ 3.7 millions de personnes – soit le niveau le plus bas depuis 2003. Cette baisse pourrait même atteindre 40 %, en fonction des facteurs qui sont pris en considération. Toutes les catégories de … Continue reading

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