April 20, 2014

Toward Improving Canada’s Skilled Immigration Policy: An Evaluation Approach

October 20, 2011 – Charles M. Beach, Alan G. Green and Christopher Worswick

Canada’s approach to immigration faces major challenges, and requires reform if Canada is to meet the international competition for skilled immigrants, according to a new policy study from the C.D. Howe Institute. In Toward Improving Canada’s Skilled Immigration Policy: An Evaluation Approach, authors Charles M. Beach, Alan G. Green and Christopher Worswick assess the strengths and weaknesses of the current point system used to screen new arrivals. They identify the policy levers that affect the attributes and success rates of new arrivals, and break new ground by providing a tool to measure those impacts. Their policy recommendations make essential reading for all who care about the tough questions of immigration policy.

The authors’ policy recommendations make essential reading for all who care about the tough questions of immigration policy. The book won the 2012 Doug Purvis Memorial Prize and  was shortlisted for the 2011 Donner Prize.

Congratulations to the authors:

  • Charles M. Beach (Queen’s University)
  • Alan G. Green (Queen’s University)
  • Christopher Worswick (Carleton University)

For the first chapter of the Policy Book, click here

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