Policy Practitioners & Governments - Role of Government
The number of working-age Canadians for every senior is expected to drop from 4.2 in 2015 to 2.7 in 2030, according to the Department of Finance.
Skilled immigrants wasting their talents in Canada (News Story)
“We have a tendency to compare them to Canadians and say, ‘Oh, they don’t speak as good English,’ instead of thinking, ‘Oh, they speak multiple languages. How is that an advantage for my business?’
Facts about high-skilled immigrants that give a sense of the overlooked benefits and contributions of immigrants.
Syrian refugees benefit from driving test in Arabic (News Story)
New Brunswick allows Arabic translators on road test to help ease transition for newcomers to province.
Weak demographics is an obstacle to Canadian innovation. Immigration can help, but Canada needs to work harder to attract international talent.
Want to Get Richer? Accept Refugees (News Story)
A new Bloomberg survey of economists predicts that Germany, the biggest recipient of Syrian asylum seekers in the Western world, will get a 0.2 percent boost to its economic output next year if it takes in 800,000 refugees in 2015; that would be 12.5 percent of Germany’s expected 2016 growth.
Business takes a leadership role in the newly formed Migration Council of Australia. The organisation seeks to build a bridge between those with an economic interest in a big Australia, and those with a social interest in a fair Australia.
As Europe’s refugee crisis continues to evolve, offers of assistance have been complemented by a broad-based response from the business community, writes migration expert Khalid Koser. This mobilization highlights not only the role that the private sector can play in managing migration, but also the importance of extending this engagement beyond the response to the immediate crisis.
A practising Muslim man is four times less likely to get a job interview in France than a Catholic counterpart, according to a new study by the Institut Montaigne.
[New Research] Why Matthew but not Samir? Disrupting the Hiring Bias (Employer Webinar)
[New Research] This webinar has been updated with new research findings. In an exclusive event, Dr. Rupa Banerjee, co-author of the new research report, “Do Large Employers Treat Racial Minorities More Fairly”, reviews the research and explains the negative impacts on job-seekers and employers alike.
To understand the economic stakes in Europe’s refugee crisis, start in an unlikely place: the South Pacific island of Tonga.
The Nova Scotia government is creating two new immigration streams aimed at attracting foreigners with money to invest.
“Life is too short to learn German,” quipped Mark Twain. Now the German language is turning out to be more than just the butt of jokes. In a country desperately in need of workers, it is proving to be a stumbling block that prevents German companies from taking advantage of the flood of new arrivals.
How can communities unlock the full potential of immigrant professionals within their workforce? Which factors have influenced the economic success of foreign-educated immigrants in the U.S.? This report from WES Global Talent Bridge and IMPRINT details the results of a groundbreaking study on the experiences of immigrant professionals, and offers recommendations for more fully utilizing their talents and training.
The share of US exports going to Vietnam over the period 1995-2010 was higher and more diversified in those states with larger Vietnamese populations, themselves the result of larger refugee inflows two decades beforehand.
Cross-border activities increase “brain circulation.” For countries like Canada that see poor performance on innovation, and particularly on commercialization, transnational entrepreneurs present a unique opportunity.
Does the U.S. need more immigrant workers? (News Story)
A recent poll found that approximately 60 percent of respondents believe the U.S. economy needs, and would benefit from, legal immigrants being admitted via a visa program to do physically-demanding, low-skilled work.
Can a government work like and with the private start-up sector to jump-start immigrant entrepreneurship, attract the “best and brightest” international entrepreneurs …
The OECD finds youth with immigrant parents experience nearly 50% more unemployment in the European Union than those with native-born parents.
Actually, Immigration Can Create Jobs (News Story)
Put more simply—if 1,000 new immigrants were to move in, the local economy would end up gaining about 1,200 new jobs. The researchers refer to this increased demand effect as a “shot-in-the-arm” for the local economy.
Natural entrepreneurs can be found in informal and marginalized communities. Recognizing and working with them, instead of penalizing them for entrepreneurial activities can revitalize a community.
Competitions or awards spark new ideas, encourage innovation and reach new audiences within the sector.
Access to capital is a common challenge faced by immigrant entrepreneurs. Micro loan models are popping up as a solution.
How do cities re-charge their economic engines and stay competitive in a globalized economy? Embracing immigrant entrepreneurs and immigrant-owned small businesses leads to better outcomes not only for newcomers, but for cities themselves.
The Kauffman Foundation’s Jason Wiens explains why the unique influences of location necessitate policy engagement with municipal leaders so that mayors are equipped with data and research-backed ideas to support entrepreneurs.