Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/107471
Authors: 
Ferrer, Ana
Picot, Garnett
Riddell, W. Craig
Year of Publication: 
2014
Series/Report no.: 
IZA Discussion Papers 8682
Abstract: 
Canada's immigration system is currently undergoing significant change driven by several goals that include (1) a desire to improve the economic outcomes of entering immigrants; (2) an attempt to better respond to short-term regional labor market shortages often associated with commodity booms, and (3) a desire to shift immigration away from the three largest cities to other regions of the country. These goals reflect the implementation of new immigration programs in the 2000s. The paper discusses the recent changes to Canadian immigration policy, examines preliminary evaluations of the new programs and discusses potential future issues emanating from the changes.
Subjects: 
migration
immigration policy
immigrant selection
points system
human capital
temporary foreign workers
JEL: 
J11
J24
J61
J68
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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