Analysis of Immigration in Canada Essay

6739 Words Apr 19th, 2009 27 Pages
Introduction

Canada’s community is respected all around the world. Among many citizens in Canada, the majority are immigrants. According to a Canadian Consensus in 2001, the Canadian population is approx. 30,000,000 and immigration represented approx. 0.834% of the population growth.[1]. These numbers continue to increase as Government Immigration policies center the immigrant growth to be on 1% of the population annually.[2] Thousands of people choose Canada to improve their quality of life, due to the limited economic growth in their country of origin. Our detailed research on Canada’s immigration policy clearly shows the analysis of the policy, its implementation on Canada’s competitiveness and suggestions for the Canadian
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For example, in 20th century, Guyana lost 4000 of trained, energetic and younger people to Canada.[9] This position relies on two key assumptions. The first is that skilled workers generate positive externalities in their countries of origin.[10] The second assumption is that the departing skilled workers do not make up the losses to productivity. The first assumption, that skilled workers generate at least some positive externalities in their countries of origin, is almost certainly true. It is unlikely that skilled workers can completely capture their full marginal social product in the form of wages from employers.[11] The second assumption, that departing skilled workers do not benefit their countries of origin in ways sufficient to compensate for lost positive externalities, is less clear. The IMF estimates that worldwide monetary remittances reached 105.2 billion dollars in 1999, 65.3 billion dollars of which is attributed to remittances to developing countries.[12] As Oyowe stresses, “expatriate remittances, particularly from skilled workers who earn higher salaries than the average migrant, constitute an important source of funds for development in their home countries.”[13] Other possible benefits from exporting skilled labour include the benefits to countries of origin associated with the enhanced human capital obtained abroad by return migrants, who return with even

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