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Education is Key to Immigrant Integration in Canada

In an Intelligence Memo from the C.D. Howe Institute Professor Arthur Sweetman, along with co-authors Ross Finnie and Richard E. Mueller, talks about Canada as a successful immigrant-receiving nation due to the education system.

Jul 24, 2017

For 2017, Canada increased its permanent immigration target to almost 1 per cent of the population. And, happily, the relatively high level of foreign born in Canada’s population coincides with popular support for more. Numerous policies support this coincidence and the rapid social change it entails. 

Official anti-discrimination and multiculturalism policies matter. So does selection of who can come. Last year, about 54 per cent of immigrants to Canada were economic migrants. A further 27 per cent were family members of Canadians, a large share of whom are previous immigrants, and 19 per cent were refugees.

Find the full article in the C.D. Howe Intelligence Memos.