The Impact of Interprovincial Migration on Aggregate Output and Labour Productivity in Canada, 1987-2006
Interprovincial migration has increased significantly in Canada since 2003. This article develops a methodology to estimate total output gains due to interprovincial migration from two sources: gains due to increased employment, and gains due to re-allocation of workers between provinces with different productivity levels. It estimates that in 2006 the net output gains arising from interprovincial migration were $883.1 million (1997 constant prices), or 0.074 per cent of GDP. Higher employment rates in provinces experiencing a net positive balance of interprovincial migrants were responsible for $398.0 million of the gains and higher output per worker in these provinces was responsible for $485.0 million.
Volume (Year): 15 (2007)
Issue (Month): (Fall)
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- Andrew Sharpe & Jean-Francois Arsenault & Daniel Ershov, 2007.
"The Impact of Interprovincial Migration on Aggregate Output and Labour Productivity in Canada, 1987-2006,"
International Productivity Monitor,
Centre for the Study of Living Standards, vol. 15, pages 25-40, Fall.
- Andrew Sharpe & Jean-Francois Arsenault & Daniel Ershov, 2007. "The Impact of Interprovincial Migration on Aggregate Output and Labour Productivity in Canada, 1987-2006," CSLS Research Reports 2007-02, Centre for the Study of Living Standards.
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- Grady, Patrick & Macmillan, Kathleen, 2007. "Interprovincial Barriers to Labour Mobility in Canada:Policy, Knowledge Gaps and Research Issues," MPRA Paper 2988, University Library of Munich, Germany.
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