Two-step Immigration Selection: Recent Trends in Immigrant Labour Market Outcomes

Articles and reports: 11-626-X2020011


This article examines whether the increased selection of economic immigrants from among temporary foreign workers accounted for the recent improvement in immigrants’ employment rates and entry earnings. Immigrants who were former temporary foreign workers, particularly those with medium or high levels of pre-immigration Canadian earnings, had higher employment rates and earnings after immigration than other immigrants. The expansion of two step immigration selection was the driving force for the recent improvement in new immigrants’ labour market outcomes. It is the third of five articles on the two-step selection process.

Issue Number: 2020011
Author(s): Hou, Feng; Crossman, Eden; Picot, Garnett

Main Product: Economic Insights

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