This is one of several pages linking to information about the immigration and emigration policies and outcomes of specific countries, and implications for discussions of open borders.

Canada (Wikipedia) is a First World country in North America, located to the north of the United States, with a population of about 35 million.

Canada comes up in the context of discussions of migration and open borders in the following ways.

  • Among First World countries, Canada has a relatively open migration policy for skilled workers and refugees. The points-based system used by Canada is more transparent than discretionary migration control employed by the United States, with consular nonreviewability.
  • The fact that Canada and the United States do not have open borders, despite physical and cultural proximity, is an interesting point in discussions of open borders.
  • Canada has successfully implemented a province-based, or federalist, approach to immigration policy.

Blog posts and articles on border relations between Canada and the United States (and Mexico).

Blog posts and articles on other aspects of Canada’s migration policy.

See also all Open Borders blog posts tagged Canada.

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