Canada is among the top five countries in the world when it comes to its immigrant-friendly policies, according to a new ranking.
The ranking comes after the Migration Integration Policy Index (MIPEX) released its international scorecard, which ranks the policy performance of 52 countries from five continents.
Canada received a high score of 80, placing it fourth from the top in recognition of its comprehensive, immigrant-friendly policies that emphasize equal rights, opportunities, and security for newcomers.
“The MIPEX scores allow us to gauge how well our policies support or hinder newcomers on their path to settling into Canadian society,” says Anna Triandafyllidou, the Canada Excellence Research Chair (CERC) in Migration and Integration at Ryerson University. “The index helps us compare our performance over time and identify where we have room for improvement or the potential to learn from other countries.”