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Moving Parts: Immigration Policy, Internal Migration and Natural Resource Shocks

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March 10, 2016
Moving Parts: Immigration Policy, Internal Migration and Natural Resource Shocks

Recent changes to Canadian immigration policy, including the Temporary Foreign Worker (TFW) Program, are positive overall, but they could have negative consequences that need addressing, according to a new C.D. Howe Institute report. In “Moving Parts: Immigration Policy, Internal Migration and Natural Resource Shocks,” authors Michel Beine, Robin W. Boadway and Serge Coulombe note that changes to the TFW Program have limited the kinds of workers companies can bring in, made the applications more rigorous, and set an employer-specific cap on the use of TFWs. 

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Michel Beine, Full Professor in International Economics at the University of Luxembourg.
Robin Boadway, Emeritus Professor of Economics, Queen's University
Serge Coulombe, Full Professor at the Department of Economics, University of Ottawa

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