Archived — Perspectives on North American Free Trade Series Number 03—Trade Liberalisation and the Migration of Skilled Workers, April 1999
Strategic Policy Sector
Economic Research and Policy Analysis Branch
This monograph discusses and evaluates the relationship between trade liberalization and the migration of skilled professionals and managerial staff from the Canadian perspective. According to the evidence, trade liberalization has had little impact on permanent immigration, but that temporary migration of Canadians to the U.S. has increased by approximately 3,000–4,000 persons per year. There has also been an increased flow of American professional workers emigrating to Canada since the FTA.
Catalogue number: C21-28/4-1999
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