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Problematic Post-Landing Interprovincial Migration of the Immigrants in Canada: From 1980-83 through 1992-95

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  • Kao-Lee Liaw
  • Lei Xu

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Based on the longitudinal Immigration Data Base, this research found that the post-landing interprovincial migration of newly landed immigrants led to a further concentration in Ontario and British Columbia. Underlying this pattern was the fact that each of these two provinces had a relatively strong economy, large immigrant communities, and a major international airport. This further concentration of relocating immigrants is problematic in the sense that it contributed to the weakening of the political powers of the economically weak provinces. With respect to immigration classes, the interprovincial net transfer was much stronger for those in the investor, entrepreneur, and refugee classes than for those in the family and assisted relative classes. The research also suggested that the deconcentration and widespread dispersal in the 1995-2000 interstate migration of the immigrants in the U.S. can not serve as a harbinger for a general reversal in the interprovincial migration of immigrants in Canada.

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  • Kao-Lee Liaw & Lei Xu, 2007. "Problematic Post-Landing Interprovincial Migration of the Immigrants in Canada: From 1980-83 through 1992-95," Quantitative Studies in Economics and Population Research Reports 417, McMaster University.
  • Handle: RePEc:mcm:qseprr:417
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    1. Massey, Douglas S. & Taylor, J. Edward (ed.), 2004. "International Migration: Prospects and Policies in a Global Market," OUP Catalogue, Oxford University Press, number 9780199269006.
    2. Atsushi Otomo & Kao-Lee Liaw, 2003. "An Invitation to Multivariate Analysis: An Example About the Effect of Educational Attainment on Migration Propensities in Japan," Social and Economic Dimensions of an Aging Population Research Papers 113, McMaster University.
    3. Atsushi Otomo & Kao-Lee Liaw, 2003. "An Invitation to Multivariate Analysis: An Example About the Effect of Educational Attainment on Migration Propensities in Japan," Quantitative Studies in Economics and Population Research Reports 388, McMaster University.
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    Keywords

    post-landing migration; immigrants; Canada; immigration class;

    JEL classification:

    • R23 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - Household Analysis - - - Regional Migration; Regional Labor Markets; Population
    • F22 - International Economics - - International Factor Movements and International Business - - - International Migration
    • O15 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Development - - - Economic Development: Human Resources; Human Development; Income Distribution; Migration
    • J11 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demographic Economics - - - Demographic Trends, Macroeconomic Effects, and Forecasts

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