Economic Impacts of the Current Immigration System - An Alberta Perspective

Parisa Mahboubi will delve into the economic implications of current immigration policies and the recent surge in immigration levels. It will evaluate the effectiveness of the immigration system in meeting Alberta's economic and labour market needs and explore the province's challenges and opportunities.
June 19, 2024 | Virtual | Noon - 1:00 pm

Speaker: Parisa Mahboubi

Parisa Mahboubi is a Senior Policy Analyst and leads the C.D. Howe Institute’s human capital policy program. With a research interest in social policy, Parisa’s work is concentrated on immigration, demographics, skills, education, and labour market concerns. Her expertise in these areas has resulted in the publication of various research studies, numerous articles, and a regular column in the Globe and Mail’s business section.

Prior to joining the C.D. Howe Institute in 2016, Parisa worked as an Instructor and Research Assistant at the University of Guelph, where she also completed her PhD studies. She also worked at the Statistics Canada Research Data Center. Parisa’s academic qualifications include a Bachelor of Science and a Master of Science in Economics from Shiraz University in Iran, as well as a Master of Arts and a PhD in Economics from the University of Guelph.