Immigration

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Talent for ICT in Canada – The immigration stream

The application and adoption of social, mobile, applications, analytics and the cloud (SMAAC) and Internet of Things (IoT) in sectors such as health, manufacturing, natural resources, financial services and government services has created strong demand for highly skilled workers capable of implementing and managing these technologies. However, Canada is experiencing a shortage of skilled ICT … Continue reading

Immigration in Canada – Lowest Score for Canada Express Entry draw

Canadian Immigration authorities conducted the 10th round of invitations under Express Entry in 2017 and  60th overall, inviting 3,665 applicants for permanent residence, under all programs. The lowest Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score was 415, a record for the all-time low CRS score for Express Entry. Chosen excerpts by Job Market Monitor. Read the whole story at New Record For … Continue reading

High-skilled workers four times more likely to emigrate

Contrary to public perception, the migrant share of the world population has not changed substantially since the 1960s, with roughly 3 percent currently living in a country different from their country of birth. Global migration patterns, however, have become increasingly asymmetric as high-skilled migration has become a greater force globally. The international distribution of talent … Continue reading

Recognition Of Migrants Skills, Knowledge And Competence – The ambivalence of competence recognition systems

An adequate incorporation of migrants in the labour market, able to fully unleash their potential, is a major challenge for EU development. In this direction, the recognition of migrants skills, knowledge and competence acquired in formal and non/informal contexts represents a crucial issue. Based on a comparative research work conducted at European level,  it considers both … Continue reading

Immigration in London – Creating more jobs and delivering economic benefits

The fact base put together by London First and PwC is the most comprehensive review of the data available to date. The partnership between PwC and the ONS – the first of its kind – has enabled PwC to access and use detailed granular data from the ONS’s Virtual Micro-Laboratory. The aim of this report … Continue reading

Germany – Despite a growing population, shortages remain in the area of skilled tasks

The fourth wave of quali cations and occupational eld projections pre- pared by the Federal Institute for Vocational Education and Training (BIBB) and the Institute for Employment Research (IAB) provide a summary of the German labour market’s expected development up to 2035. New challenges are being presented, particularly against the background of the massive refugee … Continue reading

Immigration – 3.4% of the world’s population, but contribute nearly 10% of global GDP

Cross-border migrants – more than 90% of whom have moved for economic reasons – comprise just 3.4% of the world’s population, but contribute nearly 10% of global GDP. Because roughly two-thirds of these migrants reside in developed countries, where productivity tends to be highest, they are maximizing the impact of their work, with far-reaching economic … Continue reading

Immigration in Canada – Prior host-country work experience as a criteria would improve integration

Recent changes to immigration selection policies favor skilled workers with prior work experience in the immigrant host country. Using unique administrative tax data for Canada, we estimate earnings equations to quantify the difference in earnings of immigrants with prior Canadian experience (prefilers) and those without prior experience (non-prefilers). We find that, relative to non-prefilers, entry … Continue reading

US – Immigrants will play the primary role in the future growth of the working-age population

For most of the past half-century, adults in the U.S. Baby Boom generation – those born after World War II and before 1965 – have been the main driver of the nation’s expanding workforce. But as this large generation heads into retirement, the increase in the potential labor force will slow markedly, and immigrants will … Continue reading

US Immigration – The most frequently sought-after statistics

While the overall immigrant population is at a numerical high, reaching 43.3 million people in 2015, the foreign-born share of the U.S. population (13.5 percent) remains below the 14.8 percent high recorded in 1890. Immigrants represented nearly 17 percent of the total civilian workforce in 2015. Of employed foreign-born workers, the largest share (31 percent) … Continue reading

Voters are often blatantly misinformed about the facts of immigration, but are willing to update their perceptions

The recent political success of right-wing populists in the US and in many European countries is often attributed to a surge in anti-immigrant sentiments among broad parts of voter populations. Researchers, however, have struggled to understand the development of these hostile attitudes. What are key drivers and determinants? Can misperceptions be tackled? These questions are … Continue reading

US – A continuous decline in the overall participation rates until 2060 BLS says

In the Census Bureau’s latest projections, the growth rate (percentage change) of the resident population is projected to decrease in the long term. In 2022, the share of natural increase and immigration in projections of the resident population will be equal and at 50 percent.   The civilian noninstitutional population is projected to grow from … Continue reading

US – How many immigrants are underemployed (i.e., in low-skilled jobs) or unemployed?

The United States has long attracted some of the world’s best and brightest, drawn by the strong U.S. economy, renowned universities, and reputation for entrepreneurship and innovation. But because of language, credential-recognition, and other barriers many of these highly skilled, college-educated immigrants cannot fully contribute their academic and professional training and skills once in the … Continue reading

Immigration – More efficient integration could generate an additional boost of $800 billion to $1 trillion worldwide

Realizing the benefits of immigration hinges on how well new arrivals are integrated into their destination country’s labor market and into society. Today immigrants tend to earn 20 to 30 percent less than native-born workers. But if countries narrow that wage gap to just 5 to 10 percent by integrating immigrants more effectively across various … Continue reading

International Migrants – 244 million in 2015, up from 222 million in 2010 and 173 million in 2000

• The number of international migrants worldwide has continued to grow rapidly over the past fifteen years reaching 244 million in 2015, up from 222 million in 2010 and 173 million in 2000. • Nearly two thirds of all international migrants live in Europe (76 million) or Asia (75 million). Northern America hosted the third … Continue reading

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