Immigration offsets brain drain: report

By David Brown
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 04/12/2001

Statistics Canada weighed in with its latest study on the brain drain last month, confirming some suspicions perhaps, but raising others and resolving little.

The evidence in Brain Drain and Brain Gain: The migration of knowledge workers from and to Canada, clearly shows Canada suffers a net loss of highly educated workers to the United States, but it also explored the extent to which that loss is offset by immigration into Canada from the rest of the world.

The conclusion: for every degree holder leaving Canada for the United States, there are four university degree holders entering Canada from the rest of the world.