We analyze the process of immigrant selection and occupational outcomes of international medical graduates (IMGs) in the United States and Canada. 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 United States, where employer nomination is a more important entry path for IMGs. We also find that when the point system in Canada did not have occupational restrictions, IMGs had a relatively low probability of working as physicians.

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Keywords Human capital, Immigration, Occupation, Physicians, Skills
Persistent URL dx.doi.org/10.3138/cpp.2013-054
Journal Canadian Public Policy
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McDonald, J.T. (James Ted), Warman, C. (Casey), & Worswick, C. (2015). Immigrant selection systems and occupational outcomes of international medical graduates in Canada and the United States. Canadian Public Policy, 41, s116–s137. doi:10.3138/cpp.2013-054