Immigration and Firm Productivity: Evidence from the Canadian Employer-Employee Dynamics Database

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Previous studies on the impact of immigration on productivity in developed countries remain inconclusive, and most analyses are abstracted from firms where production actually takes place. This study examines the empirical relationship between immigration and firm-level productivity in Canada. It uses a data file derived from linking the Canadian Employer-Employee Dynamics Database that tracks firms over time with the Longitudinal Immigration Data file (IMDB) that includes sociodemographic characteristics at landing for immigrants who arrived in Canada after 1980.

Issue Number: 2020014
Author(s): Gu, Wulong; Hou, Feng; Picot, Garnett
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