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Mexican migration to Canada: Temporary worker programs, visa imposition, and NAFTA shape flows

TitleMexican migration to Canada: Temporary worker programs, visa imposition, and NAFTA shape flows
Year of Publication2019
AuthorsVan Haren, I., and Masferrer C.
InstitutionMigration Policy Institute
CityWashington, DC
Abstract

From Introduction: This article analyzes the effects of the visa requirement on permanent and temporary flows. It also describes the demographic profiles and entry status of Mexican permanent residents in Canada, drawing from the authors' analysis of a restricted-access government dataset to compare Mexicans to the overall immigrant population. Canada prioritizes highly skilled, educated individuals for permanent residency, granting this status to a selective group of Mexicans. More than half of all working-age Mexican permanent residents in Canada have a university degree, and almost 75 percent have at least some postsecondary education. However, most of the Mexicans who enter Canada on temporary status—particularly those in the agricultural sector—are unable to obtain permanent residency and the benefits of that status.

URLhttps://www.migrationpolicy.org/article/mexican-migration-canada
Document URLhttps://www.migrationpolicy.org/print/16450