Immigrants in Regional Labour Markets of Host Nations

Some Evidence from Atlantic Canada

  • Syed Ather Hussain Akbari

Part of the SpringerBriefs in Population Studies book series (BRIEFSPOPULAT)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Syed Ather Hussain Akbari
    Pages 1-7
  3. Syed Ather Hussain Akbari
    Pages 19-40
  4. Syed Ather Hussain Akbari
    Pages 41-66
  5. Syed Ather Hussain Akbari
    Pages 67-72
  6. Syed Ather Hussain Akbari
    Pages 73-79
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 81-95

About this book


This book is the first to present a detailed analysis of economic integration of immigrants in smaller areas of their host nations. It uses Atlantic Canada as a case in point and uses unpublished data based on several databases of Statistics Canada and Citizenship and Immigration, Canada. It identifies best policy practices that can also be used in other countries to address demographic challenges similar to those facing Canada, for example population ageing and youth out-migration from smaller regions to larger regions, through immigration.  Economic integration of immigrants in Atlantic Canada is faster and better than it is nationally. An overarching result is that an analysis of regional data can lead to very different policy conclusions than the analysis of national data, which means that it can be risky to devise immigration policy based only on national data. A clear message is that economic benefits from immigration can be enhanced by facilitating a broader geographic distribution of immigrants, rather than maintaining their concentration in a few larger urban regions.   A must read for immigration and population policy makers, immigrant settlement agencies and academic researchers.


Broader geographic distribution of immigrants Citizenship and Immigration Canada Demographic challenges Economic integration of immigrants Education levels Immigrant regionalization Immigration policies Inflows of international students Labour market earnings Population ageing Rural-urban labour force division Rural-urban settlement patterns Skill shortages Skilled and business immigrants Statistics Canada Unemployment rates Youth out migration

Authors and affiliations

  • Syed Ather Hussain Akbari
    • 1
  1. 1.Dept. EconomicsSt. Mary's UniversityHalifaxCanada

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Author(s) 2013
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Business and Economics
  • Print ISBN 978-94-007-6243-5
  • Online ISBN 978-94-007-6244-2
  • Series Print ISSN 2211-3215
  • Series Online ISSN 2211-3223
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