International students, immigration and earnings growth: CS11-0019/395E-PDF

the effect of a pre-immigration Canadian university education /

“While destination-country education provides many potential advantages for immigrants, empirical studies in Australia, Canada and the United States have produced mixed results on the labour outcomes of immigrants who are former international students. This study uses large national longitudinal datasets to examine cross-cohort trends and within-cohort changes in earnings among three groups of young university graduates: immigrants who are former international students in Canada (Canadian-educated immigrants), foreign-educated immigrants who had a university degree before immigrating to Canada and the Canadian-born population. The results show that Canadian-educated immigrants on average had much lower earnings than the Canadian-born population but higher earnings than foreign-educated immigrants both in the short term and in the long term. However, Canadian-educated immigrants are a highly heterogeneous group, and the key factor differentiating their post-immigration earnings from the earnings of the Canadian-born population and foreign-educated immigrants is whether they held a well-paid job in Canada before becoming permanent residents"--Abstract, p. 5.

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Department/Agency Statistics Canada. Analytical Studies Branch.
Title International students, immigration and earnings growth
Subtitle the effect of a pre-immigration Canadian university education /
Series Title Analytical Studies Branch research paper series,
Publication Type Series - View Master Record
Language [English]
Other Language Editions [French]
Format Electronic
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Note Issued also in French under title: Étudiants internationaux, immigration et croissance des revenus : l’effet d’études universitaires prémigratoires au Canada. "August 2017."
Date 2017.
Number of Pages 31 p. :
ISBN 978-0-660-09156-3
Catalogue Number
  • CS11-0019/395E-PDF
Departmental Catalogue Number 11F0019M, no. 395
Subject Terms Foreign students, Immigrants, Postsecondary education, Personal income