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Immigrant Selection Systems and Occupational Outcomes of International Medical Graduates in Canada and the United States

James McDonald (), Casey Warman () and Christopher Worswick ()

Social and Economic Dimensions of an Aging Population Research Papers from McMaster University

Abstract: We analyze the process of immigrant selection and occupational outcomes of International Medical Graduates (IMGs) in the US and Canada. The IMG relicensing model of Kugler and Sauer (2005) is extended to incorporate two different approaches to immigrant selection: employer nomination systems and point systems. Consistent with the predictions of our model, we find that, in Canada where a point system has been in place, IMGs are less likely to be employed as physicians than are IMGs in the US, where employer nomination is a more important entry path for IMGs.

Keywords: Physicians; immigration; occupation; skills; human capital (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: J24 J31 J61 J62 J71 J80 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
New Economics Papers: this item is included in nep-lab, nep-lma and nep-mig
Date: 2012-04
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