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Improving Immigrant Selection: Further Changes Are Required Before Increasing Inflows

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  • Christopher Worswick

    (Carleton University)

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Before increasing new immigrant intake targets, Canada should focus on improving immigrants’ labour market outcomes through reforms to the selection process, according to a report released today by the C.D. Howe Institute. In “Improving Immigrant Selection: Further Changes Are Required Before Increasing Inflows,” author Christopher Worswick cites recent evidence of poor outcomes for recent immigrants that raise a caution flag for higher annual targets.

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Paper provided by C.D. Howe Institute in its series e-briefs with number 157.

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Publication status: Published on the C.D. Howe Institute website, June 2013
Handle: RePEc:cdh:ebrief:157

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  1. Adriana D. Kugler & Robert M. Sauer, 2005. "Doctors without Borders? Relicensing Requirements and Negative Selection in the Market for Physicians," Journal of Labor Economics, University of Chicago Press, University of Chicago Press, vol. 23(3), pages 437-466, July.
  2. James Ted McDonald & Casey Warman & Christopher Worswick, 2012. "Immigrant Selection Systems and Occupational Outcomes of International Medical Graduates in Canada and the United States," Social and Economic Dimensions of an Aging Population Research Papers, McMaster University 293, McMaster University.
  3. Ferrer, Ana M. & Picot, Garnett & Riddell, W. Craig, 2012. "New Directions in Immigration Policy: Canada’s Evolving Approach to Immigration Selection," CLSSRN working papers clsrn_admin-2012-34, Vancouver School of Economics, revised 30 Nov 2012.
  4. Charles M. Beach & Christopher Worswick, 2011. "Toward Improving Canada's Skilled Immigration Policy: An Evaluation Approach," C.D. Howe Institute Policy Studies, C.D. Howe Institute, number 20111.
  5. Dungan, Peter & Fang, Tony & Gunderson , Morley, 2012. "Macroeconomic Impacts of Canadian Immigration: Results from a Macro-model," CLSSRN working papers clsrn_admin-2012-33, Vancouver School of Economics, revised 30 Nov 2012.
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