Thursday, August 3, 2017

Ten Countries Use Merit-Based (Points-Based) Immigration Systems

From Federation for American Immigration Reform, "Merit-Based Immigration Systems", Fact Sheet | March 2017:
Merit-based immigration systems are in use in the following countries:
  • Australia[4]
  • Austria[5]
  • Canada[6]
  • Denmark[7]
  • Germany[8]
  • Hong Kong[9]
  • Japan[10]
  • New Zealand[11]
  • South Korea[12]
  • United Kingdom[13]
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[Footnotes:]
[4] Australian Skilled Migration Program https://www.border.gov.au/Trav/Work/Skil
[6] Canadian Federal Skilled Worker Program http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/immigrate/skilled/apply-factors.asp  Quebec
[7] Danish Fast Track and Positive List Migration Schemes https://www.nyidanmark.dk/en-us/coming_to_dk/work/work.htm
[8] Germany recently implemented a limited, merit-based immigration scheme for “Highly-Qualified Workers” http://www.bamf.de/EN/Migration/Arbeiten/BuergerDrittstaat/Hochqualifizierte/hochqualifizierte-node.html
[10] Japanese Points-Based Preferential Immigration Treatment for Highly Skilled Foreign Professionals http://www.immi-moj.go.jp/newimmiact_3/en/

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