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).
- NAFTA’s Labor Agreement by Michelangelo Landgrave, Open Borders: The Case, February 20, 2014.
- Opening the Canada-US Border by Peter Hurley, Open Borders: The Case, July 3, 2013.
- US-Canada open borders referendum bleg by Vipul Naik, Open Borders: The Case, May 4, 2013.
- Barry Goldwater’s vision of open borders by John Lee, Open Borders: The Case, February 8, 2013.
Blog posts and articles on other aspects of Canada’s migration policy.
- Canadian federalism applied to immigration by John Lee, Open Borders: The Case, November 29, 2012.
- Conservative parties can win over immigrants: the Canadian story by John Lee, Open Borders: The Case, March 15, 2013.
- The Life of First-Generation Immigrants in Canada by My Visa Source, Open Borders: The Case, April 20, 2015.