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Canada’s 2018–2020 Immigration Plan Is a Step in the Right Direction, but Let’s Focus on the Key Issue

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  • Kareem El-Assal
| Apr 16, 2018

Why Are International Students Flocking to Canada?

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  • Kareem El-Assal
| Apr 09, 2018
Canada has experienced a huge surge in its international student population in recent years. So why are they coming here?

Does Investor Immigration Have a Future in Canada?

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  • Kareem El-Assal
| Mar 05, 2018
Canada was once the world leader in attracting immigrant investors. Following its launch in 1986, Canada’s federal Immigrant Investor Program (IIP) welcomed more wealthy immigrants than any program of its kind. But then Canada terminated the program in 2014. Industry stakeholders and potential immigrant investors want to know: will the federal government launch a new investor program?

2017 Was Another Eventful Year in Canadian Immigration

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  • Kareem El-Assal
| Dec 06, 2017
As we near the end of Canada’s 150th anniversary year, it is worth reviewing what was yet another eventful year in Canadian immigration.

7.5 Million Immigrants Create Opportunities and Challenges for Canada

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  • Kareem El-Assal
| Oct 26, 2017
The release of census data makes researchers and policy-makers feel as excited as children waking up on Christmas Day. Yesterday’s 2016 Census release provides us with a better sense of the characteristics of Canada’s immigrants.

Increasing Canada’s Immigration Levels Depends on Improving Job Outcomes for Newcomers

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  • Daniel Fields
  • Kareem El-Assal
| Oct 02, 2017
Canada is currently evaluating how many immigrants to welcome in the future, and in a few weeks the federal government will announce Canada’s 2018 immigration levels target.

Four Recommendations to Boost Immigration to Atlantic Canada

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  • Sam Goucher
  • Kareem El-Assal
| Sep 25, 2017
Atlantic Canada needs to identify ways to boost its population to support a healthy economic future. Immigration is one part of the solution.

How Can We Avoid Populism in Canada?

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  • Kareem El-Assal
| Aug 22, 2017
Despite rising populist tides abroad and a recent increase in asylum claims made in Manitoba and Quebec, public support for immigration remains robust in Canada. But we can not rest on our laurels and assume that Canada is immune from populism.

Canada’s Immigration System: 150 Years Later

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  • Kareem El-Assal
| Jun 21, 2017
With Canada’s 150th anniversary just around the corner, The Conference Board of Canada has released a new report looking at the evolution of the country’s immigration system.

After Brexit and Trump, Is There a Point to the Points System?

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  • Marc Desormeaux
| May 08, 2017
What lessons can British and American policy-makers glean from Canada’s immigration experience?

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