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Canadian Immigration Experience: Any Lessons for Europe?

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  • DeVoretz, Don J.

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    (Simon Fraser University)

  • Laryea, Samuel A.

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    This paper reviews and analyzes the effects of Canada’s post World War II immigration policies with the perspective of what European policy makers can learn from this experience. Impact of Immigration on natives’ employment and earnings, as well as, immigrants’ labor market experiences are discussed. The advantages of Canada’s equal share rule of the allocation of immigrant visas are argued. The importance of language skills for economic integration and success is also stressed. The importance of the right human capital mix and experience are found to be needed to guarantee positive labor market outcomes in the host country.

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    Paper provided by Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA) in its series IZA Discussion Papers with number 59.

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    Length: 31 pages
    Date of creation: Sep 1999
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    Publication status: published in: : K.F. Zimmermann (ed.), European Migration - What Do We Know? Oxford University Press, 2005
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    Keywords: assimilation; Immigration polica; labor outcomes;

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    1. John P. Haisken-DeNew & Klaus F. Zimmermann, . "Native Wage Impacts of Foreign Labor," Working Papers 9408, SELAPO Center for Human Resources.
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    1. Bauer, Thomas K. & Lofstrom, Magnus & Zimmermann, Klaus F., 2000. "Immigration Policy, Assimilation of Immigrants and Natives' Sentiments towards Immigrants: Evidence from 12 OECD-Countries," IZA Discussion Papers 187, Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA).
    2. Wolfgang Ochel, 2000. "Immigration Policies: Competing for Skills," CESifo Forum, Ifo Institute for Economic Research at the University of Munich, vol. 1(4), pages 27-33, 03.

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