Building new skills: immigration and workforce development in Canada

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Author: Myers, Karen; Conte, Natalie


Canada has long been considered a world leader in the global hunt for talent, notable for its ability to acquire skilled human capital through a carefully calibrated points system. Although many immigrants to Canada are selected for their skills, the past few decades have seen high unemployment among immigrants, raising concerns that Canada's immigration system is failing to live up to its promise. This report examines the country's workforce development system and policies. Evidence suggests that immigrants are underrepresented both in individual and employer-provided training. Some...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Workforce development; Migration; Skills and knowledge; Policy; Vocational education and training; Language

Keywords: Migrants; Skill development; Skilled migration; Human capital; Immigration

Geographic subjects: Canada; North America

Published: Washington, District of Columbia: Migration Policy Institute, 2013

Physical description: 16 p.

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Resource type: Report

Rights: No part of this publication may be reproduced or transmitted in any form by any means, electronic or mechanical, including photocopy, or any information storage and retrieval system, without permission from the Migration Policy Institute.

Call number: TD/TNC 119.857

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