Purpose of the Centre
Immigration is more important to Canada's prosperity than ever before due to the country's rapidly aging population and low birth rate. As such, the National Immigration Centre hosts events and produces evidence-based research to help strengthen Canada's immigration system.
We thank these organizations for financially supporting the Centre's research:
- Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada
- Ontario’s Ministry of Citizenship and Immigration
- Quebec’s Ministry of Immigration, Diversity and Inclusion
- Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada
- Manitoba’s Department of Education and Training
- New Brunswick’s Department of Post-Secondary Education, Training and Labour
- Nova Scotia’s Office of Immigration
- Prince Edward Island’s Office of Immigration
- Newfoundland and Labrador’s Department of Advanced Education, Skills and Labour
- ICICI Bank Canada
Canada is evaluating how many immigrants to admit in the years to come. This report contributes to the conversation by forecasting the economic and fiscal impacts of three immigration scenarios from 2017 to 2040.
This report evaluates why the Atlantic region needs immigrants, its immigration trends and issues, and the new Atlantic Immigration Pilot and offers suggestions to support improvements to the region’s immigrant attraction and retention efforts.
This report summarizes the Canadian Immigration Summit 2017’s discussion points and recommendations on how Canada can strengthen its immigration system and gives an overview of the importance of immigration to Canada’s economic future.
Which immigration responsibilities are better off being managed by the federal government or provinces and territories? This report proposes an aspirational approach to Canadian immigration governance in the 21st century.
This report provides policy insights and suggestions to help strengthen entrepreneur and investor immigration’s role in supporting job creation and economic growth in Canada.
International students represent an undeniable asset for Quebec in educational, social, cultural, demographic and economic terms. But Quebec isn't recruiting as many of them as it might. This research report contains six suggestions to help the province attract and retain more of them.
This publication is available in English and French.
Ce rapport se penche sur le phénomène de l’immigration à Montréal, en comparant la performance de la métropole québécoise avec celle des principales autres villes nord-américaines. Huit propositions sont mises de l’avant pour assurer une meilleure intégration des immigrants.
This briefing looks at the important role of temporary foreign workers (TFWs) in alleviating critical labour shortages in Canada’s agriculture sector and proposes an alternative way to think of TFWs in agriculture.
This report measures how demographic changes, particularly to immigration levels or fertility rates, might reduce some of the economic and fiscal costs of an aging Canadian population.
The June 2014 overhaul of the Temporary Foreign Worker Program (TFWP) resulted in significant policy reforms, and changes to how the Canadian government groups and reports foreign worker data. This report enhances readers’ understanding of the changes.
What is the state of Canada’s learning recognition system today? This study (15 years after the initial study) finds that we still have much to gain by recognizing immigrants’ learning credentials.