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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

Mieux Intégrer les Immigrants au Québec – Il faut rendre le Québec globalement plus compétitif dit l’OCDE

Le Québec a connu un chômage structurel élevé pendant des décennies, mais connaît depuis 2017 le chômage le plus faible du Canada. Certaines régions du Québec sont désormais presque en situation de plein emploi, notamment en dehors de l’agglomération de Montréal. De nombreux secteurs d’activité font désormais appel à l’immigration à cause d’une rareté de … Continue reading

Immigration and Skills – For better quality labor pathways for foreign-born workers

Because there is no explicit general definition of a high-skilled versus low-skilled worker, such categorizations are often arbitrary and sometimes even contradictory. To increase the overall complexity of their economies, and thus boost growth, high-income countries need a much broader variety of abilities than the traditional low- and high-skill dichotomy, which is solely based on … Continue reading

Education of Immigrants in EU – One third have a degree

An important dimension of migrant integration into host societies is the level of educational attainment. In 2020, just over one third (35.6%) adult migrants (aged 25-54) who were born in another EU Member State had a tertiary level of education. This rate was lower for migrants who were born outside the EU (29.6%). By contrast, … Continue reading

Atlantic Provinces of Canada – Employer attitudes towards hiring newcomers and international students

With declining fertility rates, an ageing population, and continued outmigration, Atlantic Canada is facing a population crisis. One of the chief solutions for this problem is to increase the number of immigrants to improve the demographic outlook of the region; the remote nature of the Atlantic provinces, combined with immigrants’ tendency to seek residency in … Continue reading

Immigration in New Zealand – No adverse wage impact on native workers of similar skill

The recent international literature on immigration wage effects has shown contrasting results. Past studies have focussed on the effect of low skilled immigrants on native-born workers in the US, and have yielded results ranging from no impact to negative impacts. This paper, by contrast, explores the outcomes of highly skilled immigration on the wages of … Continue reading

Immigration in Canada – Immigration inflows to raise GDP per capita, not simply increase the population

The primary objective of Canada’s economic-class immigration programs is to leverage immigration policy to boost the economic well-being of Canadians. To do that, we need immigration inflows to raise GDP per capita, not simply increase the population. COVID-19 travel restrictions hobbled Canada’s immigrant admissions in 2020. In response last fall, the federal government revised its … Continue reading

Covid, Immigration and Labour Markets in Europe – Policymakers should take steps to clearly communicate the rationale behind labour migration policies

The response to the COVID-19 pandemic has brought about a historic economic recession with significant consequences for employment and, in turn, immigration and skills policy. While it remains to be seen how lasting the pandemic’s effects will be on the worst-hit sectors, such as hospitality, leisure, and tourism, the crisis appears to be entrenching existing … Continue reading

Immigration in Canada – Thousands of skilled workers invited to stay permanently

As we confront the pandemic’s second wave and chart a course for our recovery, attracting skilled immigrants—who bring the talents and skills our economy needs to thrive—is a central part of our plan. With travel restrictions limiting who can come to Canada, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) is pioneering new ways to engage those … Continue reading

COVID and Migration – The largest drop ever recorded in OECD countries

Migration flows have increased over the past decade and some progress has been made to improve the integration of immigrants in the host countries. But some of these gains may be erased by the COVID-19 pandemic and its economic fallout. Governments need to secure the health and safety of all workers in essential activities and … Continue reading

Immigration in Canada – The two-step selection

In a two-step immigration selection process, temporary foreign workers are first selected by employers for a temporary job, and some qualified temporary foreign workers then become economic immigrants. The details of this selection process vary among countries. For example, in the US, the temporary workers are typically sponsored by the employers in their bid to … Continue reading

Immigration in Canada – How it really works

To get a handle on Canada’s immigration policy, we first need to address two misconceptions surrounding Canadians’ understanding of how their country’s immigration system works. When the government announces that close to 340,000 immigrants will be admitted1 in a given year, many interpret this to mean 340,000 new arrivals that year. This is the first … Continue reading

Immigration in US – Selecting those with the skills to fill the jobs of the future will be vital to the country’s economic vitality

WASHINGTON — Even before the COVID-19 pandemic and resulting job dislocation unseen since the Great Depression of the 1930s, economists and futurists predicted extensive changes to the future of work in the United States. While the focus has been chiefly on the transformations that automation and off-shoring will bring, and a related discussion about the … Continue reading

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