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Immigration Around the World – Foreign-born population as a proportion of the total population in major cities

Globally, migration tends to ow towards cities that have a large population. The volume of movement decreases as the distance between the place of origin and the place of destination increases. Moreover, migration and urbanization are often interlinked processes. Migrants tend to remain in cities once they have arrived in their destination country, and become signi … Continue reading

Bonuses in Immigrant Language Training – Did not improve average student performance

We study the effects of performance bonuses in immigrant language training for adults. A Swedish policy pilot conducted in 2009–2010 gave a small randomly assigned group of municipalities the right to grant substantial cash bonuses to recently arrived migrants. A conservative interpretation of our results, building on a difference-in-differences approach, suggests that the bonus did … Continue reading

Irregular Migration – Lawful migration channels can reduce unlawful migration when coupled with enhanced immigration enforcement

Richer countries are under pressure to respond to and regulate high levels of irregular migration reaching their borders. A prominent recommendation is for richer countries to expand opportunities for lawful or regular migration. Suppose they do. Will more regular migration simply raise migration overall, or will it substitute for and reduce irregular migration? The question … Continue reading

Immigration in the US – Frequently Requested Statistics

How many immigrants reside in the United States? More than 43.7 million immigrants resided in the United States in 2016, accounting for 13.5 percent of the total U.S. population of 323.1 million, according to American Community Survey (ACS) data. Between 2015 and 2016, the foreign-born population increased by about 449,000, or 1 percent, a rate … Continue reading

Québec – Les programmes de francisation et d’intégration sont à améliorer

Résultats de l’audit Nous présentons ci-dessous les principaux constats que nous avons faits lors de l’audit concernant la francisation des personnes immigrantes. Le ministère ne s’est pas assuré que l’offre de francisation et l’aide financière proposées par l’ensemble des intervenants gouvernementaux se complètent. Des éléments sont à développer ou à améliorer, dont la création d’un … Continue reading

Canada – The evolution of the approach to immigrant integration

Canada has long been a country of immigrants, largely selected for their ability to contribute to economic development. Though the source countries have evolved, the focus on employment-based immigration has remained, while also allowing for family reunification and refugee admissions. Overall, given Canada’s geography (and the Safe Third-Country Agreement with the United States, which bars … Continue reading

Immigration au Québec, Recensement de 2016 – 1 091 305, soit 13,7% de population

Selon une compilation spéciale du Moniteur de l’emploi à partir des données du recensement de 2016 publiées aujourd’hui par Statistique Canada, 1 091 305, soit 13,7% de population du Québec ont déclaré être, ou avoir déjà été, un immigrant reçu ou un résident permanent au Canada la journée du recensement. Population totale Immigrants % Canada 34 460 060 7 540 830 21,88% … Continue reading

Immigration in Canada, 2016 Census – 21.9% of the population, close

On Census Day, 21.9% of the population reported they were or had ever been a landed immigrant or permanent resident in Canada. This proportion is close to the 22.3% recorded during the 1921 Census, the highest level since Confederation. In 2016, Canada had 1,212,075 new immigrants who had permanently settled in Canada from 2011 to 2016. These recent immigrants represented 3.5% of Canada’s total population in 2016. … Continue reading

Higher Immigration in Canada – Integration is imperative says the Conference Board

Comparing the Three Scenarios In the Status Quo scenario, real GDP grows by an average annual rate of 1.85 per cent between 2017 and 2040. Under the medium immigration scenario, the 450,000 immigrants arriving in Canada in 2040 contribute 0.45 percentage points to average annual real GDP growth of 1.94 per cent over the forecast … Continue reading

Indian Immigrants in US – 2.4 million in 2015

Immigrants from India first arrived in the United States in small numbers during the early 19th century, primarily as low-skilled farm laborers. In recent decades the population has grown substantially, with 2.4 million Indian immigrants resident in the United States as of 2015. This makes the foreign born from India the second-largest immigrant group after … Continue reading

Immigrants with University Education in Canada – A large earnings gap with their Canadian‑born counterparts, even in the long term

The number of international students pursuing education in countries with advanced economies has been rising rapidly over recent decades. International students are often regarded as an important group of young and well‑educated individuals from which to select permanent residents. However, a few studies from Australia, Canada and the United States have shown that the earnings … Continue reading

Integration of University-Educated Immigrants in Canada – Pre-landing Canadian work experience plays an increasing role

International students are increasingly regarded as an important group of young and well-educated individuals from which to select permanent residents. In December 2015 there were 353,000 international students with a valid study permit in Canada, up from 84,000 in December 1995. Of the international students admitted to Canada in the early 2000s, 25% became permanent … Continue reading

Temporary Immigration in Canada – A new Global Skills Strategy

The Canadian government recently launched its new Global Skills Strategy (Strategy) to promote global investment in Canada and facilitate faster entry into Canada for top international talent. Initially announced in November 2016, this Strategy was developed after collaboration between various ministries to give Canadian employers a faster and more predictable process to attract global talent … Continue reading

ICT Immigrants in Ontario – Prioritized under a new strategy implemented for the week beginning June 26

Candidates in the Express Entry pool for immigration to Canada with work experience in the Information and Communications Technology Sector (ICT) are being prioritized for immigration by the province of Ontario, under a new strategy implemented for the week beginning June 26. The update to the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) concerns the Human Capital … Continue reading

Immigration in Canada – The first 15 Express Entry draws of 2017 (47,876) exceed by far those of 2016 (16,033)

The first 15 Express Entry draws of 2017 have seen 47,876 Invitation to Apply (ITAs) issued to candidates in the pool. This number far exceeds the 16,033 ITAs issued over the first fifteen draws of 2016, and also surpasses the total number of candidates invited in all of 2016. Seven of the 15 Express Entry … Continue reading

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