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The Higher ED Blog: Is the ‘Trump Bump’ a blip or a tsumani of talent on the move?

That’s President Donald Trump now, and he’s wasting no time. On January 20th, the controversial businessman and reality star was inaugurated as the 45th President More...

The Higher ED Blog: Come study in Canada (and enjoy progressive policies)

Normally, Higher ED is a platform for sharing economic development knowledge but today, we present an open invitation to progressive Americans (and others) to come More...

The Higher ED Blog: Barriers faced by immigrant women entrepreneurs

Longer life expectancies and decreasing birth rates have left Canada’s workforce in a precarious place. Immigration is often touted as the solution, but that solution More...

The Higher ED Blog: Immigrant attraction to small and rural centres

Most people have heard by now that Canada will be receiving 25,000 Syrian refugees over the coming months. About half are privately sponsored and will More...

Reddit cofounder: The next Google is one visa away from leaving U.S.

Reddit founder Alexis Ohanian has recently spoken out against the current immigration practices of the United States, specifically when it comes to highly skilled technology More...

As startup visa bill languishes, entrepreneurs leave the U.S.

Joseph Adinolfi at Entrepreneur takes a look at the challenges faced by immigrants seeking to launch startups in the United States because of how difficult it is More...

H-1B visa applications as an economic indicator

Change in our economy is definately in the air this spring.  There is a large demand from American companies to hire highly skilled immigrants this More...

Immigrant population growing fastest in many cities

According to Governing, immigrants populations are growing faster than the domestic population in in 135 metros across America, particularly in Rust Belt cities where immigrants are More...

Executives see training, immigration as the key to strong economy

A survey of Canadian executives has revealed some interesting insights into the country’s economy. In particular, 90 per cent of those surveyed said that spending on More...

Canadian immigration by the numbers

Canada’s federal government has released its statistical data report of refugees who immigrated to Canada since the year 2008 to 2012. Statistics show in 2012, More...

Why Immigrant Integration Can Make or Break a City

People like to move. Hundreds of millions of people around the world pack up and hit the road at some point: seeking greener pastures, finding More...