Incoming refugees promising for Canada, research says

January 8, 2016

Due to the high participation and success rates of many immigrants in PSE, “welcoming Syrian refugees … is a humanitarian act from which we will … likely benefit in the long run,” said authors Ross Finnie and Richard Mueller. The authors, respectively director and associate director of the Education Policy Research Initiative at the University of Ottawa, discuss how the participation and success at PSE for first- and second-generation children of immigrants exceeds that of their Canadian-born peers. “Children of immigrants are more likely to attend university … than their Canadian-born counterparts, and more likely to major in science, technology, engineering and mathematics … the very areas in which policy makers say Canada needs more talent.” Globe and Mail