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Immigration Policy and Outcomes


Inflated Expectations: More Immigrants Can’t Solve Canada’s Aging Problem on Their Own
March 13, 2018 - William B.P. Robson and Parisa Mahboubi

Higher immigration can ease, but not entirely mitigate, the impacts of demographic change on the workforce, according to a new report from the C.D. Howe Institute. In “Inflated Expectations: More...

The Power of Words: Improving Immigrants' Literacy Skills
August 1, 2017 - Parisa Mahboubi

Ottawa should strengthen the screening process to improve the literacy skills of immigrants, states a new report from the C.D. Howe Institute. In The Power of Words: Improving Immigrants’...

Education Quality and Immigrants' Success in the Canadian Labour Market
July 20, 2017 - Qing (Felix) Li

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’...

Moving Parts: Immigration Policy, Internal Migration and Natural Resource Shocks
March 10, 2016 - Michel Beine, Robin Boadway and Serge Coulombe

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...

Underperforming Adults? The Paradox of Skills Development in Canada
September 16, 2015 - Andrew Parkin

Canada’s lacklustre performance on the OECD’s test of adult literacy, numeracy and problem solving has raised questions about the quality of provincial education systems, but the explanation for...

Don’t Forget the Kids: How Immigrant Policy Can Help Immigrants' Children
May 14, 2014 - Colin Busby and Miles Corak

Current immigration policies overlook the unique challenges faced by immigrant children, resulting in higher dropout rates for those arriving in Canada as teenagers, according to a new C.D. Howe...

Parisa Mahboubi - How to speed labour market integration of immigrants and refugees
Intelligence Memos
  Federal budgets are an annual rite of spring in Ottawa, as is the deluge of advice to the Department of Finance. But budget-making is a yearlong process, and the work is now in progress....
Parisa Mahboubi - Canada Can Benefit Economically from the Asylum Seeker Surge
Intelligence Memos
From: Parisa Mahboubi To:  Concerned Canadians Date: July 24, 2018 Re: Canada can benefit economically from the asylum seeker surge The number of asylum seekers crossing into Canada has increased...
Robson, Mahboubi - More Immigration is Good, but What About the People Who are Leaving?
Intelligence Memos
From: William B.P. Robson and Parisa Mahboubi To: Canada’s Ministers of Finance, Employment and Immigration Date: April 6, 2018 Re: More Immigration is Good, but what About the People who are Leaving...

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