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Ottawa should put more focus on Education Quality for Immigration Screening

In an online briefing, C.D. Howe Institute publishes recent PhD graduate Qing Li's piece on education quality.

Jul 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.

Li notes that because there is a large gap in wages and employment between immigrants and non-immigrant workers as well as among immigrants from different countries, policymakers could do a better job in selecting or facilitating the arrival of new immigrant workers into the Canadian labour market.

Find the full article in the C.D. Howe Institute Media Release.