Essay On Canadian Immigration

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Canada has over time been attracting a high number of immigrants each year. This number has also been increasing each year (Reitz, 2005). About 20% of the country’s population is made up of foreigners. Based on the data from the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development, the annual immigration flow of the country is now one of the highest among the OECD members. For example, in the year 2011, the country received some 249,000 new immigrants, which was more than the number it received in 2010 (281,000). The two main cited reasons for this immigration are job search and education. Since 2008, the rate at which the country integrates foreign-born Canadian citizens in the labor force has been growing, same as for its citizens.
About 50% of the country’s immigrants are highly educated
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However, the number of educated immigrants who are chronically poor is increasing with time.
• The effects of skills on earnings
The right way of measuring the effects skills have on earnings is by determining the relationship between earnings and other factors that affect earnings. These determinants include educational attachment, work experience, the number of years in the country, native language, and immigrant status.
In this example, the change in trend will start from the year 2006. According to the 2006 Census, male immigrants earned about half of the amount Canadian-citizens earned with the same education level and experience. In women, the immigrants earned 44 percent of their Canadian-born counterparts during this period. From that time on, these rates continue rising with an average of 2.8 percent in women and 2.5 percent in men per year, with respect to Canadian-born workers. However, the catch-up rate for this group of immigrants to the Canadian-citizens diminished over
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