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QICSS International Conference 2018

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IMMIGRATION'S IMPACT, IMMIGRANT'S OUTCOMES: NEW RESULTS USING BUSINESS AND SOCIAL DATA

QICSS International Conference 2018
October 11-12, 2018
HEC Montréal

You won't want to miss this one!

  • The QICSS international conference only happens every two years
  • The event will be held over two days and the registration fees include breakfast and lunch
  • Keynote speakers: David Card (University of California) and Richard Alba (City University of New York)

In Canada, more than 20% of the population is composed of immigrants, and this proportion continues to grow. In the current context of globalization and new migratory trends, the integration of immigrants into the host society and into the labor market raises important issues. In a recent report, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) encourages developed countries to resort to immigrant workers to counter the potential economic slowdowns stemming from the aging of the population.

New datasets help to deepen our understanding of the impacts of immigration and the mechanisms leading to successful integration. This new data also makes it possible to examine more specific questions such as the links between immigration and demographic changes or the impact of immigration on firms' productivity.

The international conference " Impact of Immigration, Implications for Immigrants: New Results Using Business and Social Data " will bring together Quebec and Canadian researchers specializing in these new data as well as internationally recognized experts in this field. David Card (University of California) and Richard Alba (City University of New York) are among the guest speakers.

This conference is organized by the Quebec Interuniversity Center for Social Statistics and the Productivity Partnership, in collaboration with the Canadian Research Data Centre Network, the Center for Interuniversity Research and Analysis of Organizations (CIRANO) and HEC Montréal.

*** PROGRAM ***

THURSDAY, October 11th, 2018

8:00
Registration + Breakfast

8:45
Welcoming remarks

  • Benoit Dostie // HEC Montréal
  • Michael Veall // McMaster University

9:00
Keynote speaker

  • David Card // The University of California, Berkeley

10:00
Break

10:30
Session 1 - Literacy, Numeracy and Social Networks

  • What is the impact of industrial structure on low-skill immigrants' English language fluency?
    • Delia Furtado // University of Connecticut
  • Literacy and Labour Market Imbalances by Broad Skill Level in Canada: Microsimulation Projections from 2014 to 2024
    • Samuel Vézina // Institut National de la Recherche Scientifique
  • Language skill acquisition in immigrants social networks: evidence from Australia
    • Jean-William Laliberté // University of Calgary

12:00
Lunch

13:30
Session 2 - Entrepreneurship, Firms and Productivity

  • Immigrant entrepreneurs: the entry of immigrants into firm ownership
    • David Green // The University of British Columbia
  • Immigration and firm productivity: evidence from the Canadian employer-employee dynamics database
    • Feng Hou // Statistics Canada
  • Canadian immigrants and training opportunities: evidence from Canadian linked employer-employee data
    • Mohsen Javdani // The University of British Columbia Okanagan Campus

15:00
Break

15:30
Session 3 - Careers and Labour Market Outcomes

  • Immigrant careers and networks
    • Daniel Parent // HEC Montréal
  • On the short-term effects of citizenship on labor market outcomes
    • Ailin He // McGill University
  • Workplace immigrant concentration and the earnings of immigrant and Canadian-born workers
    • Yuri Ostrovsky // Statistics Canada

17:00
End of presentations

19:00
Conference dinner (by Invitation)

 

Friday, October 12th, 2018

8:00
Registration + Breakfast

8:45
Welcoming remarks

  • Benoit Dostie // HEC Montréal
  • Danny Leung // Statistics Canada

9:00
Keynote Speaker

  • Richard Alba // The City University of New York

10:00
Break

10:30
Session 4 - Migration Dynamics

  • The long-term economic benefits of refugee private sponsorship
    • Lisa Kaida // McMaster University
  • Social mobility in Canada and immigration: What can we learn from the intergenerational income database?
    • Marie Connolly // Université du Québec à Montréal
  • Migration policy, source country factors, and the gender composition of economic migrants to Canada
    • Ian Van Haren // McGill University

12:00
Lunch

13:30
Session 5 - Migratory Pathways and Incomes

  • The relationship between migration status and income: a comparison of permanents residents and temporary workers in Canada
    • Danièle Bélanger // Université Laval
  • High skilled immigration and the market for skilled labor: the role of occupational choice
    • Jie Ma // Colgate University
  • The migratory pathways of Temporary Foreign Workers that receive Permanent Status
    • Federico Eichelmann-Lombardo // Western University

15:00
Break

15:30
Session 6 - Exports and International Trade

  • Immigrant and exports: firm-level evidence from Canada
    • Ananth Ramanarayanan // Western University
  • Immigrants and film export performance across destinations
    • Léa Marchal // Kiel Institute
  • The impact of immigrant business ownership on international trade
    • Huju Liu // Statistics Canada

17:00
End of presentations

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