Migration Nation Advantages: Lessons from Canada and Around the World

Migration Nation Advantages is a timely and contemporary review and analysis of the literature that will explain global immigration policies and programs and its wide ranging effects from a historical, economic, and social perspective. In particular, the report will evaluate the major ingredients of immigration and refugee policies such as number of intakes, types of immigrants accepted, and the process of settlement and integration of immigrants and refugees since the onset of the Canadian “point system” in 1967 and the main goals of immigration such as maximizing national welfare, improving the lives of immigrants, and nation building. This report will further examine migration theories that evolve over time and correspond to settlement and integration programs across major migration countries. The results of this overview will provide the best immigration practices from countries like Canada, Australia, and the US, leading the world in immigration policy. The effects of immigration will be discussed with empirical evidence such as the short-term economic impacts on population and economic growth; and long-term benefits of immigration that affect social, economic, and cultural spheres of society. Some of the important benefits of immigration include the promotion of nation building, innovation and creativity, and multiculturalism.