New Tool Could Point Immigrants to Spot in Canada Where They’re Most Likely to Succeed (Toronto Star)

Toronto Star reporter Nicholas Keung writes about the work of Stanford's Immigration Policy Lab and Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada to pilot a new algorithm to match immigrants with communities  where they are most likely to do well. The impact lab, AI for Immigrant Integration, is one of six to receive start-up funding from Stanford Impact Labs in 2021.

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Where should a newcomer with a background in banking settle in Canada?

What about an immigrant who’s an oil-production engineer?

Or a filmmaker?

Most newcomers flock to major Canadian cities. In doing so, some could be missing out better opportunities elsewhere.

A two-year-old research project between the federal government and Stanford University’s Immigration Policy Lab is offering hope for a tool that might someday point skilled immigrants toward the community in which they’d most likely flourish and enjoy the greatest economic success.

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada is eyeing a pilot program to test a matching algorithm that would make recommendations as to where a new immigrant might settle, department spokesperson Remi Lariviere told the Star.

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