Like I said... Even though only 27% of Canadians were born outside of Canada, 40% of our masters degree holders and a whopping 49% of our doctorate holders are foreign born.
What is the value of a degree which is not recognized? What is the value of a masters degree when the owner can barely speak English well enough to ask directions to the bathroom? How does it help Canada to have the most 'educated' janitors and taxi drivers around?
As for studies there have been quite a few. For example a study by the Economic Council of Canada recommended increasing immigration with the eventually goal of having 100 million people.
The former Economic Council of Canada was a government department. It recommended whatever the government wanted it to recommend.
A University of Montreal study published in 2002 by professor Marc Termote used different methods and studied different countries and concluded that immigration has no statistically significant impact to the per capita income of a country.
Are you trying to make my case for me? I thought you were saying immigration was a big net benefit? Now you're saying it does nothing for us economically?
Edited by Argus, 30 April 2012 - 03:52 PM.