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  • Immigrant Skilled Workers: Should Canada Attract More Foreign Students?
    This paper examines federal and provincial immigration policy and explores some important issues relating to the process of admission of immigrants to Canada. It also analyzes areas where changes are needed to maximize the benefits from immigration to the Canadian economy faced with the challenges of aging population and changing labour market conditions. The paper emphasizes that immigration policy must be focused not simply on bringing in more people, but people who are likely to adapt to the Canadian lifestyle, contribute economically, abide by laws in the country, and become self-supporting.
  • Health Care Spending, Fiscal Sustainability, and Public Investment
    In this study, Joe Ruggeri analyzes three major issues on the debate on health care policy in Canada: (a) the concept and measurement of sustainability, (b) health care and fiscal federalism, and (c) health care spending as investment.
  • Final Destination or a Stopover: Attracting Immigrants to Saskatchewan
    This Briefing Note endeavours to explore some key issues relating to immigration in Saskatchewan that affect the province’s future economic and social development. The Briefing Note also provides helpful information on the historical patterns and current trends of immigration to the province, out-migration flows and the overall demographic situation in the province.
  • Health Spending in Saskatchewan: Recent Trends, Future Options
    In our world of defined resources, and competing social needs, what is the best approach to financing an expensive – and increasingly costly – health care system? Mr. Daniel Hickey in his timely, thought-provoking study on health care in Saskatchewan examines this question through the two related issues of health expenditure trends and financing options.
  • Rethinking the Jurisdictional Divide: The Marginalization of Urban Aboriginal Communities and Federal Policy Responses
    The urban Aboriginal population has grown by 50% in the last half century. The federal government’s focus, however, in both spending and policy development has remained on on-reserve populations, even though the federal government’s inability to address poor housing, education and economic opportunities on reserves has been a cause of the urbanization trend.