Grady, Patrick (2008): Is Canadian Immigration too high? A Labour Market and Productivity Perspective. Published in: The Effects of Mass Immigration on Canadian Living Standards and Society, ed. Herbert Grubel, Fraser Institute : pp. 97-117.
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This paper presents some of the economic considerations that should underlie Canadian immigration policy from the point of view of an economist. It then reviews the available data on the performance of recent immigrants against this backdrop. It also offers some observations on the changes in the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act contained in Bill C-50, the Budget Implementation Act, 2008. Finally, it concludes with some suggestions for the conduct of an immigration policy that would be based more on Canada’s economic interests and that would establish a lower annual target for immigration more consistent with Canada’s absorptive capacity.
|Item Type:||MPRA Paper|
|Original Title:||Is Canadian Immigration too high? A Labour Market and Productivity Perspective|
|Keywords:||Canadian immigration; labour market performance of recent immigrants|
|Subjects:||J - Labor and Demographic Economics > J3 - Wages, Compensation, and Labor Costs > J31 - Wage Level and Structure ; Wage Differentials
J - Labor and Demographic Economics > J6 - Mobility, Unemployment, Vacancies, and Immigrant Workers > J61 - Geographic Labor Mobility ; Immigrant Workers
|Depositing User:||Patrick Grady|
|Date Deposited:||21. Sep 2010 13:48|
|Last Modified:||14. Feb 2013 18:40|
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