What’s happening: In a new report, CSET research fellow Zachary Arnold analyzed the success of Canada’s skilled immigration system in attracting tech and scientific talent from abroad.
- Canada’s Express Entry program prioritizes potential immigrants who score high on work experience and education, as well as other factors. Those who score above a cutoff receive fast track invitations to apply for permanent Canadian residence.
- Arnold crunched new data and found that the number of U.S. residents receiving Express Entry invites to Canada rose 75% between 2017 and 2019, more than almost any other country.
- The U.S. rose to third in invites in 2019, after India and Canada itself. (Noncitizen residents in Canada can use the Express Entry program to apply for permanent residency.)
Read the full article at Axios.