450,000 Immigrants Per Year: Assessing the Economic Impact of Higher Immigration Levels in Canada

The Conference Board of Canada, October 17, 2017
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The future of Canada’s immigration levels have featured prominently in conversations over the past year. Groups such as the Federal Advisory Council on Economic Growth have called for a sharp rise in immigration to enhance the country’s prosperity. Following the Advisory Council’s recommendation for Canada to increase immigration to 450,000 people per year by 2021, the federal government announced in October 2016 that Canada would admit at least 300,000 immigrants per year moving forward, and it is currently pursuing a mandate of increasing levels sustainably in light of the country’s aging population and low birth rate. Canadians will get a better sense of the federal government’s direction once Immigration Minister Ahmed Hussen announces next year’s levels by November 1 st, 2017.

The Conference Board of Canada is weighing in on the conversation. Its fall 2017 report evaluates several immigration scenarios and the projected impacts on the economy up to 2040. Join this webinar as we walk you through the findings to provide you with a better understanding of the role of immigration in Canada’s economic future.

Webinar Highlights

This 60-minute webinar will walk you through the report findings to provide a better understanding of the role immigration plays in Canada’s economic future.

This webinar will share insights on:

  • The economic impact of status-quo immigration levels (0.82% of Canada’s population) versus higher levels (350,000; 400,000; 450,000 immigrants per year)
  • The impact of higher levels on Canada’s population size, GDP, GDP per capita, and other metrics
  • The key considerations Canada must take into account and pursue to ensure that Canada’s economy continues to benefit from immigration

About Matthew

Photo of Matthew StewartMatthew Stewart is Director, National Forecast at The Conference Board of Canada, specializing in the Canadian and world economy. Matthew is currently advising international clients on the economy and has been assisting the Ukrainian federal government and city level governments in developing strategic plans. In Canada, he has been responsible for designing and building a demand and supply model for physicians based on changing disease patterns. Matthew has a M.A. (Economics) from McMaster University and a B.A. (Honours Economics) from The University of Western Ontario.

CPD accreditedThis webinar has been accredited for 1 hour of Continuing Professional Development (CPD) by the Immigration Consultants of Canada Regulatory Council (ICCRC).

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