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July 20, 2017

Policymakers must find innovative ways to improve immigrants’ likelihood of finding well-paid employment, states a new report from the C.D. Howe Institute. In “Education Quality and Immigrants’ Success in the Canadian Labour Market,” author Qing Li finds that the earnings of foreign-trained immigrants in Canada are linked not only to the level of their education, but also to its quality.

Qing (Felix) Li

Qing’s main fields of research are labour economics, health economics and econometrics. He applies microeconometric approaches and techniques to individual level data from social survey and administrative health data. His research addresses policy-relevant questions through the application of economic theory with a focus on the immigrants’ labor market and health human resources.