Hey there. You’re visiting our new site. Click here to go back to the previous version of our website.

Canada Applauded as a Role Model for Immigration Management by OECD

The Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) recently recognized Canada for its successful migration management in a report released Tuesday, August 13th. The report reviews Canada’s labour migration policy, and applauds the country for being “widely seen as a role model” in immigration policy.

Free Assessment

Immigration Key to Maintaining Skilled Workforce in Canada

Canada has the largest and most elaborate skilled immigration system of OECD countries, and was the first country to introduce a points-based selection system which later influenced other major receiving countries like Australia, the United States and New Zealand. An elaborate points-based ranking system allows for more refinement and control in the selection process.

Canada offers both Federal and Provincial/Territorial programs for skilled migration. The Federal Express Entry system highly values human capital factors, such as language and education, in determining who is invited, resulting in a stronger labour-market. A continued focus on labour migration in Canada had led to one in every five people in the country being foreign-born, with 60% being highly-educated.

Provincial Nominee Programs allows individual provinces to create immigration streams tailored to their demographic and labour needs. Provinces and territories are playing an increasingly important role in the selection of newcomers. In addition to their own streams, provinces can nominate applicants for Canadian permanent residence from the Express Entry pool, taking advantage of the quick and efficient processing times of the Federal system.

Canada a Top Destination for International Students

Canada is the fastest-growing destination for international students of all OECD countries. International students are able to work alongside their studies, and have the option of applying for the popular Post-Graduate Work Permit (PGWP), allowing them to find full-time work in the country after graduation. The issuance of PGW permits have seen a five-fold increase in the past five years!

What’s Next?

Canada’s Minister for Immigration, the Honorable Ahmed Hussen, responds to OECD’s report by noting that Canada will “continue to support immigration policies and programs that enhance the economic, social and demographic vitality of communities”. As well, he commits to continuing efforts to attract newcomers to fill Canadian jobs, through new programs like the Atlantic Pilot Program, Rural and Northern Immigration Pilot and Agri-food Immigration Pilot. With the success we have seen in recent years, we can expect the Canadian government to continue to respond to changing immigration needs with new, reactive and evidence-based solutions.


Interested in learning how you can begin the Canadian immigration process? Complete our online assessment! 

Get Started

Recent articles

boardwalk nova scotia

Atlantic Immigration | Provincial Nominee Program (PNP)

Nova Scotia Introduces Immigration Pathway for Physicians – Aligned with Federal Express Entry System!

The Atlantic province of Nova Scotia has introduced a new immigration pathway targeting international physicians, delivered under the Nova Scotia Nominee Program (NSNP). The Labour […]

workers in an office meeting

Canadian Immigration 2019 | Jobs in Canada

Canada Sees Major Employment Boost in August – Over 80,000 New Jobs Added

Statistics Canada released its monthly Labour Force Survey for August, unveiling that 81,000 new positions were created in Canada last month. This job growth is […]

Jetty with chairs by Minnewanka Lake, Alberta, Canada

Express Entry | Express Entry Draw

Express Entry #125 | 3,600 ITAs Issued

3,600 Express Entry candidates will receive invitations to apply for Canadian permanent residence in the 125th Express Entry draw on September 4th, 2019. The minimum […]

Footbridge in Fredericton

Atlantic Immigration | Canadian Immigration 2019

New Brunswick Unveils Strategy to Welcome 7,500 Newcomers Annually by 2024

The province of New Brunswick has announced a five-year Population Growth Strategy to address its current and future labour market needs. The strategy will focus […]

toronto skyline

Canada Permanent Residence | Jobs in Canada

Ontario Opens Employer Job Offer: Foreign Workers Stream

The province of Ontario has announced that the Foreign Workers Stream of the Employer Job Offer category is now open to applications. This stream is […]

Young students working on school assignment

Canadian Immigration 2019 | Study Permit

Government Announces 5 Year Strategy and $29 Million to Attract International Students to Canada

Last Thursday, the government of Canada announced a new International Education Strategy with the goal of boosting its current education sector and labour force. Over […]

Free assessment

Discover your Canadian immigration options. Get your free assessment now!