The Migrant Integration Policy Index (MIPEX) has listed Canada as the fourth most immigrant-friendly nation in the world, moving up from sixth place and now in the top five countries in the world for immigrant integration policies.
Migrant Integration Policy Index (MIPEX) is a ranking system that measures countries around the world on policies that integrate immigrants.
According to MIPEX, the upgrade is because Canada removed obstacles for newcomers trying to obtain citizenship, as well as increasing health access to asylum seekers.
The MIPEX report, also ranked Canada first place for quality of life, moreso as Canada’s plan to welcome 1.2 million newcomers over the next three years.
52 countries are evaluated by MIPEX, with notable exceptions for Africa, most of the Middle East, and parts of Southeast Asia.
They score each country out of 100, across multiple factors. The three main criteria MIPEX uses to assign rankings are:
Basic rights: Do immigrants have the same rights and freedoms as native-born individuals.
Equal opportunities: Do policies support equal opportunities for education, work, health, and political participation.
Secure future: Are the policies in a particular country supportive of immigrants long term future, by providing access to nationality or family reunification.
To be in the top 10 countries for immigrant integration in the MIPEX report, countries must have policies that guarantee equal rights for newcomers. This includes opportunities for political participation, access to citizenship, and safety.
Countries in this group are:
New Zealand (77)
For the Top five most unfavourable countries for newcomer integration, these are countries that have policies in place that deny equal opportunity to newcomers.