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The Discounting of Immigrants? Skills in Canada- Evidence and Policy Recommendations

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The Discounting of Immigrants? Skills in Canada- Evidence and Policy Recommendations. In this paper, Ross Finnie (Queen?s University), Naomi Alboim (Queen?s University) and Ronald Meng (University of Windsor) examine the labour market returns to the Canadian- and foreign-acquired education and labour market experience of male immigrants. This question is of considerable importance, since Canada continues to accept large numbers of skilled immigrants every year, the majority of whom come from non-European countries

 

By Institute for Research on Public Policy , Canada.

Employment Policy Resource.


Tapping Immigrants' Skills: New Directions for Canadian Immigration Policy in the Knowledge Economy

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Tapping Immigrants' Skills: New Directions for Canadian Immigration Policy in the Knowledge Economy. The effective utilization of immigrants? foreign acquired skills has become a key issue for Canada?s immigrant-settlement policy. In this paper University of Toronto professor Jeffrey Reitz looks at three specific reasons for this. First, in the context of the emerging knowledge economy Canada remains committed to a policy of mass immigration. Second, the institutional means for assessing education and other job qualifications, so vital in today?s labour market, do not work well for many immigrants? qualifications. Finally, and at least partly as a result of this last factor, the employment prospects of new immigrants relative to those of native-born Canadians are worsening, even as immigrants? educational qualifications have improved. Institute for Research on Public Policy

 

By Institute for Research on Public Policy , Canada.

Employment Policy Resource.


The Discounting of Immigrants? Skills in Canada- Evidence and Policy Recommendations

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The Discounting of Immigrants? Skills in Canada- Evidence and Policy Recommendations. In this paper, Ross Finnie (Queen?s University), Naomi Alboim (Queen?s University) and Ronald Meng (University of Windsor) examine the labour market returns to the Canadian- and foreign-acquired education and labour market experience of male immigrants. This question is of considerable importance, since Canada continues to accept large numbers of skilled immigrants every year, the majority of whom come from non-European countries.

 

By Institute for Research on Public Policy, Canada.

Employment Policy Resource.